Male pattern baldness and insulin

Balding man

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) has become quite a common endocrine abnormality among women. It has long been known that it is driven by chronically elevated insulin (hyperinsulinemia) which causes multiple hormonal abnormalities in women. But if it leads to hormonal abnormalities in women, might it do the same in men?

This new article dives into three men’s health issues:

  • Androgenetic alopecia (a.k.a. “male pattern baldness”)
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Benign prostate hypertrophy (enlargement of the prostate gland)

Just like PCOS is for women, these conditions affecting men all seem to be connected to chronic hyperinsulinemia.

The take home message for both men and women who are suffering from hyperinsulinemia:

If you’re a man dealing with problems known or suspected to be driven by chronic hyperinsulinemia, consider adopting a ketogenic diet or low-carb diet to bring your insulin levels down. Considering the amazing keto-friendly food you can eat when you reduce your carb intake, getting healthy never tasted so good!

KetoDiet: Hyperinsulinemia and Men’s Health


Videos about insulin


Jason Fung: Hyperandrogenism – women with high levels of male sex hormones

Jason Fung: Diabetes of bearded women – PCOS 2

Jason Fung: Infertility, PCOS and the IDM program


How to reverse PCOS with low carb

Infertility, PCOS and the IDM program


  1. Debbie
    I guess Ivor stopped the carbs too late?!
  2. yannick
    Please stop right there, when doing low carb i lost a tone of hair, if you do your research right you will see that carbs are needed for hair growth.
  3. Patrick
    Yeah don't misinterpret this information. Carbs are needed for hair. What you want to get rid of is the insulin resistance!

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