Hair transplant surveyA survey conducted by nonprofit organization the Japan Society of Hair Transplant on 219 hairdressers found 26.9 percent of respondents first became concerned about hair thinning and loss in their early 30s, while 23.7 percent became concerned in their late 20s.
The survey also found that many respondents think men with hair loss smoked, ate greasy food or drank.
Each person has an average of 100,000 hairs, according to the Japan Hair Science Association. The lifetime of a hair is about six to seven years, and about 70 to 80 hairs fall out naturally each day.
The association receives more than 800 calls a year from people seeking advice.
"More young men seem to be worried about thinning hair, even when the problem is not very serious," says Tetsuo Inoue, head of the association's research department. "This is partly due to the growing number of men who are concerned about their appearance and partly because they are dieting so much."(IHT/Asahi: July 9,2005)
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