Is Hair Loss Inherited?

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Is Male Pattern Baldness Inherited?

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Living with male pattern baldness can be embarrassing and stressful but, is male pattern baldness inherited? I thought that if a man was prematurely bald, any male child he had was more susceptible to losing their hair prematurely.  Apparently, this is not the case and it may be that other factors are to blame.  It has been found by researchers that the main construction for a full head of hair is found in the X chromosome, which boys always inherit from their mother, which means there is a link between hair loss and genetics. Male pattern baldness affects up to half