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In the report by Lotufo and colleagues1 on male pattern baldness and coronary heart disease (CHD), the authors conclude that "vertex pattern baldness appears to be a marker for increased risk of CHD." In the "Comment" section, they state that testosterone may provide a "plausible explanation for an association between baldness and CHD." The reference cited is a study that shows elevated testosterone levels in men with prostate cancer and baldness2; however, there were no measured testosterone concentrations in the data presented.
Cohen PG. Testosterone and Cardiovascular Risk Factors. Arch Intern Med. 2000;160(13):2061-2067. doi: