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Causes of baldness, gray hair identified

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Sometimes when you are researching one item you unintentionally find something else. Researchers were searching for the neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) gene and found out what causes baldness and gray hair. Since finding out this information they feel they can develop new ways to treat gray hair and baldness. Two out of three men, by the age of 35, experience some sort of baldness. Also, nearly forty percent of women have an issue with baldness.

Key Takeaways:

  • Researchers at Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at the university of Texas Southwestern in Dallas studied neurofibromatosis.
  • The researchers actually ended up finding out the why hair loss and gray hair occur.
  • Between 6 to 23 percent of people 50 or older will have gray hair.

“When it comes to hair graying, a 2012 study found that around 6 to 23 percent of adults across the globe can expect to have at least 50 percent gray hair coverage at the age of 50 years.”

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