The Baldness Myth

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Prefer a partner with a full head of hair? Don’t break it off when you meet his bald grandpa-it’s not necessarily a sign of things to come.

Prevailing wisdom used to be that baldness is inherited from one’s maternal grandfather. However, medical experts now agree that the tendency towards baldness can be influenced by both sides of the family.

Since baldness is a pretty common problem, it’s hard to find families with members that aren’t bald-and it’s hard to trace the source. It all comes down to the luck of the genetic draw. You can no longer simply blame a man’s mom’s dad for hair loss; nor can you consider it a promise for future baldness.

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