According to Rebecca Campen, MD, JD, who is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, going on a crash diet can lead to hair loss.
Very often, when women feel desperate to lose weight, they will start a strict diet. If they stick to the diet, they can lose a good bit of weight in a short amount of time.
Not only is this type of sudden weight loss unhealthy for our bodies, it is unhealthy for our hair.
If a diet is not nutritionally sound and has too low of a caloric intake, we can experience a nutritional deficiency. A deficiency in certain nutrients like biotin can cause hair loss.
Dr. Campen says a condition known as “telogen effluvium” is a more likely cause of hair loss with crash dieting.
On a crash diet when there is sudden, rapid weight loss, the hair follicles go into a “resting phase”. When hair is “resting”, hair loss occurs. When you are on a crash diet for a longer period of time, your risk having so much of your hair fall out that it becomes noticeably thinner.
So Girls, not only do those crash diets not work because they are unhealthy and the weight comes right back, you could go bald!
Stick to a healthy lifestyle and sensible eating habits.
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Dr. Campen’s full article can be seen on MSN health & fitness.