Relationship of androgenic alopecia with higher BMI in Pakistan: A cross sectional study
Keywords:Androgenetic, Alopecia, BMI, Metabolic
AbstractObjective To determine the relationship of higher basal metabolic index (BMI) with severity of androgenic alopecia. Methods A hospital-based analytical cross-sectional study was done in men in the age group of 17-55 year. Weight and height were taken to determine BMI and Norwood scale was used to grade AGA. Results In this cross sectional study a total of 246 participants were included. Majority of them were (69.90%) of 31-40 years. Most of the men (45.10%) were in severe stage (6,7) of alopecia trailed by (43.09%) those having moderate stage (3,4,5). Most of them (62.60%) having AGA were obese (BMI > 30). Conclusion Patients with severe AGA were significantly and strongly associated with higher BMI.
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