‘Baldness calculator’ helps predict hair loss in men

June 25th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI  

London, June 25 (ANI): Men who value hair more than health can add one more item to their long list of creams, potions and medicines: ‘Baldness calculator’.

The pioneering new computer program predicts if and when men will go bald.

After being a huge hit with men in other countries, ‘baldness calculator’- said to be the world’s first reliable tool for predicting hair loss - is being offered to British men.The program calculates the exact age at which someone will go bald or have lost most of their hair or provides reassurance by predicting that they will still have a full head of hair in old age, reports The Telegraph.

More than half a million German men used it within ten days of it being unveiled there and three million men have tried it out globally so far.

As far as its operation is concerned: the program devised by German scientists asks users about their age, marital status, occupation, where they live, what their current hairline is, hair loss in their family and their stress levels.

Dr Adolf Klenk, head of research and development at hair care firm Dr Kurt Wolff, said: “More and more men value full hair but especially younger men.

“They are looking for a partner and are at the peak of their social lives. They are very conscious about their looks and being accepted within their social groups.

“They get concerned that if they lose their hair, they will cease to be attractive to others whereas older men don’t care so much.”

Dr Klenk added: “Genetic predisposition is by far the most common cause of baldness. But other factors include severe, long-term emotional stress, perhaps associated with a divorce or the loss of a close relative.

“A poor diet can fail to provide the hair with sufficient nutrients and men who wear headgear in call centres or helmets on construction sites motorbikes may be putting their hair roots at risk of being pulled out or losing density.

“We have developed the male baldness calculator to raise awareness among men.” (ANI)

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