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Thursday, 20 June 2013

Baldness drug may curb men's alcohol intake.

A drug used by men to slow a receding hair line may also reduce their alcohol craving a new study claims. Researcher Michael S Irwig assistant professor of medicine at George Washington University School Of Medicine and Health Sciences found that men who used the medication Finasteride (Propecia) and developed persistent sexual side effects, are also drinking less alcohol  than before. While robust literature exists on he interaction between Finasteride and alcohol rodents, this is first study to examine the role of Finasteride in alcohol consumption in humans with male pattern hair loss. Finasteride leads to decreased concentrations of important hormones in the brain called neurosteroids. This is an important step towards better understanding the breadth of side effects in human from the drug Finasteride.


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