Hair loss, Male-patterned baldness, & the COPB2 gene

Written by Joe Cohen, BS | Last updated:

People can often lose 50% of their hair before it even becomes noticeable. YES, I SAID 50%.

It’s kind of scary to think about waking up one day only to realize that half your hair is gone.

The first sign you might see is a changing hairline. Have you checked yours lately? Is your hairline going from flat to more v-shaped?

Over 35 million men in the United States are affected by male pattern baldness and by the age of 35, approximately 66 percent of men will have experienced some degree of hair loss.

What about you? Have you found yourself somewhere in this scale of male pattern baldness yet?

Instead of obsessing over your hairline in the mirror every day, what if you could just find out if hair loss is in your DNA?

Hair loss can be passed down genetically from either of your parents.

This is actually great news because it means that you can find out your likelihood of experiencing this issue early on and identify the strategies that are most likely to prevent your hair from falling out (and help it grow back, if it’s already started!).

Ladies – unfortunately, you aren’t exempt from this issue either. 40% of all women will experience hair loss or thinning by the age of 40…and the ROOT cause (no pun intended) is often the same…your genes!

Check your own genetic tendencies for hair loss with the NEW SelfDecode Hair Loss DNA Report!

The Genetics of Hair Loss

There are many genetic variants that impact the hair growth cycle and hair follicle health.

For example, the COPB2 gene increases the production of a protein that regulates the hair growth cycle. When operating optimally, this protein maintains the balance between cell growth and cell death, ensuring normal hair growth.

However, certain genetic variants likely reduce COPB2 activity, which leads to an unbalanced hair growth cycle and ultimately, baldness.

Fortunately, just because you’ve got “bad” hair growth genes doesn’t mean you’re destined to be bald!

There’s specific changes you can make now to counteract the negative effects from your genes.

When it comes to the COPB2 gene, studies showed that applying saw palmetto products topically could increase production of the COPB2 protein and actually improve hair density.

That’s just 1 of the 38 genes that have been connected to hair loss.

Our scientists have studied all 38 of these genes and we’re excited to announce our BRAND NEW comprehensive Hair Loss DNA Report that provides you with personalized recommendations to combat your negative genetic variants.

I, for one, will definitely be making a few changes. Just take a look at my results!

I recommend finding out your genetic likelihood of hair loss before it’s too late so that you can start fighting your disadvantages now.

At SelfDecode, we want to help you learn how to optimize your entire body using a personalized approach that looks at your genes and labs. With 30+ DNA reports (like the Hair Loss Report!), hundreds of personalized genetics blog articles and an advanced lab test analyzer tool, you’ll have everything you need to take control of your health.

Get started today by ordering one of our secure DNA kits, or uploading a DNA file from another company.

About the Author

Joe Cohen, BS

Joe Cohen, BS

Joe Cohen flipped the script on conventional and alternative medicine…and it worked. Growing up, he suffered from inflammation, brain fog, fatigue, digestive problems, insomnia, anxiety, and other issues that were poorly understood in traditional healthcare. Frustrated by the lack of good information and tools, Joe decided to embark on a learning journey to decode his DNA and track his biomarkers in search of better health. Through this personalized approach, he discovered his genetic weaknesses and was able to optimize his health 10X better than he ever thought was possible. Based on his own health success, he went on to found SelfDecode, the world’s first direct-to-consumer DNA analyzer & precision health tool that utilizes AI-driven polygenic risk scoring to produce accurate insights and health recommendations. Today, SelfDecode has helped over 100,000 people understand how to get healthier using their DNA and labs.
Joe is a thriving entrepreneur, with a mission of empowering people to take advantage of the precision health revolution and uncover insights from their DNA and biomarkers so that we can all feel great all of the time.


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