MadSci Network: Genetics

Re: Is the length of your ring finger an indication of whether you will go bald

Date: Tue Apr 17 04:33:30 2001
Posted By: Yvonne A. Simpson, Grad student, Pathology, Edinburgh University
Area of science: Genetics
ID: 986513930.Ge

The length of the ring finger is supposed to be an indication of your 
testosterone level.  High testosterone levels are linked to male-pattern 
baldness.  If your ring finger is longer than your middle finger then you 
have probably got high levels of testosterone.  You wrote that it is the 
same length which means you have normal levels of testosterone and have not 
got an increased risk of baldness.  Worrying can increase the rate of hair 
loss though so don't stress over possible future baldness or you may cause 

best wishes, 

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