Hair loss and its relationship with culture and society>
The Influence of Culture and Society on Hair Loss
Hair loss and its relationship with culture and society has been the basis of many myths over the ages. Well some of these myths may have a degree of truth the lack of scientific evidence makes skepticism warranted. Hair loss was thought to be inherited from males not females in previous times.
Now research suggests that the gene for the androgen receptor which is significant in determining the chance of hair loss is located on the X chromosome and so is always inherited from the side of the women. There is a 50% chance that a person shares the same X chromosome as their maternal grandparents. Because females have two X chromosomes they will have two copies of the androgen receptor gene while males alone have one. However research has also shown that a father with hair loss also has a significantly greater chance of having sons that suffer from hair loss.
Hair loss can also be caused by Intellectual activity or psychological problems. This may be because cholesterol is partly the cause of neurogenesis as well as the material from which the body creates DHT. While the notion that intelligence is linked to hair loss may have credibility in the modern world in the past if a person was bald it was likely that his diet consisted of a large quantity of fat. Thus his unhealthy diet development was probably because it was likely he was wealthy and had a formal education. However this is not the case in economic classes in modern developed countries.