Video: What causes baldness?

Okay, guys. Stop blaming your mom for your hair loss. Truth is, it's way more complex than all that. Fortunately, asapSCIENCE is back with yet another interesting video, and this time it's all about balding.

Essentially, if one of your mom's X chromosomes has the hair loss gene, there's a 50/50 chance that it will be passed down to you.

Here's a bit more from US News:

Myth: Hair loss is passed down from your mother's side.

Not entirely true. While the primary baldness gene is on the X chromosome, which men get only from their mothers, other factors are also in play. The hereditary factor is slightly more dominant on the woman's side, but research suggests that men who have a bald father are more likely to develop male pattern baldness than those who don't.

So for men, hair loss is partially hereditary. Women, on the other hand, end up with the hair loss gene only if both of their X chromosomes carry it.  But even if neither of your parents carry the gene, other factors can contribute to baldness, like diet, stress, nutrition, and age. Watch the video below from asapSCIENCE for more info.

It's Okay To Be Smart, via asapSCIENCE on YouTube

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