What is the role of lipids in the pathophysiology of androgenetic alopecia?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Robert P Feinstein, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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A literature review by Kim et al indicated that patients with androgenetic alopecia have abnormal lipid profiles, which may be a factor in the disorder’s association with cardiovascular disease. In the study, significantly higher levels of serum total cholesterol, serum triglyceride, and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, as well as significantly lower levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, were found in patients with androgenetic alopecia than in controls. [7, 8]

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