- Publish Date
- Monday, 19 June 2017, 4:25PM
There are endless reasons to eat healthy, but now we've got another reason to avoid a bad diet — hair loss.
People usually put hair loss down to genetics, but it turns out a contributing factor is a person's diet.
According to a report from GQ, several studies performed in Mexico, Taiwan, and Turkey all revealed that hair loss is influenced by the foods we eat.
All three of the studies found that men with insulin resistance, which can lead to diabetes and obesity, were more likely to be bald.
It will come as no surprise that the most common cause of insulin resistance is a diet loaded with sugar and refined carbohydrates.
While the consensus is that diet influences hair loss, the extent of this relationship remains unclear.
But one thing's for sure - eating well won't reverse the balding process.
It is possible, however, that a low-carb, low-sugar diet can slow down a receding hairline.