Relationship of Diet to Androgenetic Alopecia

  • Masumi Inaba
  • Yoshikata Inaba


It has been thought that diet plays a minor role in androgenetic alopecia. It is conceivable that consumption of androgencontaining foods could exacerbate male pattern baldness in some women, but it is unlikely that men would experience any deleterious effects, because of high levels of endogenous androgens. Although proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals are essential for normal hair growth, their absence may not produce male pattern baldness, but a rather characteristic diffuse hair loss.


Sebaceous Gland Excessive Intake Apocrine Gland Androgenetic Alopecia Eccrine Gland 


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© Springer Japan 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Masumi Inaba
    • 1
  • Yoshikata Inaba
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Aesthetic Plastic SurgeryInaba ClinicSuginami-ku, Tokyo, 166Japan
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyThe Jikei University School of MedicineMinato-ku, Tokyo, 105Japan
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyInaba Aesthetic Plastic SurgerySuginami-ku, Tokyo, 166Japan

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