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BALDING? HAIR ISN’T ONLY ASSET BEING LOST, BRITISH STUDY SAYS

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Bald men suffer from low self-esteem and are less likely to succeed in life than counterparts with full heads of hair, British pyschologists said Tuesday.

Young men who lose their hair are especially handicapped as they often endure jokes, taunts and nicknames."Far from being a laughing matter, male hair loss is clearly associated with a marked decrease in psychological well-being," said psychologists at London's Goldsmith's College.

The group interviewed more than 180 bald men - purportedly about smoking but in fact covertly comparing the self-confidence levels of the bald, balding and those with a full head of hair.

The hairless were more depressed, less sociable and felt less attractive, according to their report in the British Journal of Psychology.

The younger the man, the worse he felt.