Hair Care: Are you fond of beverages? See how drinking alcohol can cause male pattern baldness!


Men all over the world suffer from partial or complete baldness. The reason may be genetic but some people are affected by factors such as the environment, a new study suggests that the consumption of certain beverages may also be one of the causes of baldness. A particular set of drinks can increase the risk of baldness in men by up to 30 percent.

Experts at Tsinghua University, Beijing suggest that men who regularly consume sweetened tea, coffee, and energy drinks may experience severe hair loss. The researchers said that men who consumed more than one to three liters of these beverages per week may be more likely to experience hair loss.


Compared to a person who did not drink sugary drinks, a single drink increased the likelihood of hair loss by 42 percent. Experts conducted an experiment and closely observed the dietary habits and mental health history of 1,000 Chinese men aged 18-45 over a period of four months.

Researchers found that people who consume more fast food are more likely to experience hair loss. It also turned out that people with a history of anxiety issues were also more susceptible to the condition.

Experts said hair follicle cells are the second fastest dividing cells in the body, which require all the essential nutrients found in a healthy and balanced diet, including healthy fats, carbohydrates, lean proteins, vitamins, and minerals.


All these nutrients collectively work to prevent hair fall and hair thinning. On the other hand, nutritional deficiencies and crash diets can aggravate the condition. According to the National Health Service (NHS), about 50 to 100 stands of hair a day is a normal proportion of hair loss. In most cases, it's nothing to worry about, but sometimes it can be a sign of an underlying health condition.