The countries with the most bald guys have been found, and the United States and the United Kingdom are both in the top 10.
World Population Review used data from Vantage Hair Clinic to come up with a list of the 21 baldest countries. Many of these countries had big populations of Caucasians, who tend to lose their hair faster than people of other races.
Researchers found that men in the Czech Republic had the smoothest heads. This is because more than 40% of older men there have lost their hair.
The UK is the fifth-baldest country, with 39.2% of men going bald in some way. The US is the eighth-baldest country, with 38.2% of men going bald.
The American Hair Loss Association (AHLA) says that male-pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia, is the cause of 95 percent of hair loss in men.
Men with this trait have a receding forehead and thinning hair on the top of their heads. It is caused by a gene that makes a person sensitive to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is a result of testosterone.
Over time, hair follicles that are sensitive to DHT shrink, shortening the life of each hair until the follicles stop making hair altogether.
The chance of losing your hair grows as you get older. Because testosterone changes into DHT as men age, those who are sensitive to it tend to lose their hair over time.
The AHLA says that 85% of men will have much thinner hair by the time they are 50, and 25% will start going bald before they are 21.
Some studies show that Caucasian men are more likely to lose their hair than men of other races.
A 2019 review in the journal Dermatology and Therapy stated that hair growth could be slowed by not getting enough vitamins B12 and D, biotin, riboflavin, and iron.
In each of the 21 countries that were looked at, at least a quarter of the adult male population was bald or going bald.
It’s not clear where the numbers stopped in terms of age.
In the Czech Republic, where 42.8 percent of people are bald, most of the people are Caucasian, which makes them more likely to lose their hair.
Diet could also play a role. Czech food has a lot of thick soups, stews, meat meals, starches, and beer. There is a much lower chance that these foods have a lot of vitamins and minerals that help hair grow.
A review published in 2018 in the journal Nutrients found that 95% of the people polled in the Czech Republic did not get enough vitamin D.
The UK is the fifth baldest country in the world, with 39.2% of men being bald.
Race could be a role, just like it is in the Czech Republic. 82 percent of the people in England and Wales are Caucasian, according to a census taken in 2021.
Vitall did a study earlier this year and found that 60% of Britons don’t get enough vitamin D and that 20% are deficient. One in ten Britons over the age of 75 doesn’t get enough vitamin B12, which is also important for hair growth.
This is because, like the Czech Republic, the UK has a meat-and-potatoes diet, which could mean that Britons don’t get enough of some nutrients.
For example, a study done last year found that nine out of ten British teens don’t eat enough vegetables, which are high in vitamins B12 and D.
The US, on the other hand, came in eighth place.
The US is another country where most people are Caucasian. In the most recent census, 75% of Americans said they were “white only.” The US also has several nutrient deficits.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) says that 42 percent of Americans don’t get enough vitamin D.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that only one in ten American people eats the right amount of fruit and vegetables.
At the bottom of the list was New Zealand, where about 29% of men have bald heads.
New Zealand is also mostly made up of Caucasians, but it also has a big Polynesian-born group called the Maori. Maori men are less likely to go bald than white men.
The average age of men in New Zealand is 36, which is a little younger than in the US, where it is 37, and the UK, where it is 40. This could be one reason why there are fewer bald men in New Zealand.