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Could Sweet Energy Drinks Be To Blame For Male Hair Loss?

There are many causes for hair loss, from age to genetics, but recent research has revealed that energy drinks could also have a part to play. 

Tsinghua University scientists in Beijing studied 1,000 men aged 18 to 45 drinking between one and three litres of energy, fizzy and sports drinks a week. 

They found participants who drank more than one sweetened beverage, including sweet tea or coffee, per day increased their chance of hair loss by 42 per cent compared with men who abstained from highly caffeinated or sugary drinks. 

Dermatologist Dr Sharon Wong told The Sun: “Hair follicle cells are the second fastest dividing cells in the body and require all the nutrients of a well-balanced healthy diet.”

She added: “Nutritional deficiencies and crash diets are a common cause of hair thinning and shedding.”

The study, which featured in the journal Nutrients, also found men who were already experiencing hair loss drank 12 sweetened drinks a week on average.

Male-pattern baldness is a very common condition, which can begin as young as early-twenties. By 50 years old, 85 per cent of men will experience thinning hair. 

Prince Harry recently highlighted the extent of his brother, Prince William’s, baldness, saying his thinning hair was “alarming” when he last saw him at his grandfather’s funeral in April 2021. 

In his recent autobiography entitled Spare, he wrote it was “more advanced than mine”, as the Duke of Sussex has also been a victim of hair loss in his 30s.  

If you are suffering from male hair loss in London and are looking for treatments that can encourage new hair growth, give us a call today to find out more about what is currently available.