Snippet from the article:
As if the heartache of divorce wasn’t hardship enough, it appears that women enduring marital break-up may also have to deal with hair loss.
New research reveals that, genetics aside, the next strongest predictor of midline (central) hair loss among women is their marital status, with the loss of a spouse (through either divorce or death) raising the risk for thinning hair above that of married or single women.
Read the full story — Could Divorce Trigger Hair Loss in Women?
The study looked at sets of identical twins and determined that excessive alcohol and smoking increased the risk, in both men and women. The study also revealed that sun exposure is also believed to be a factor in hair loss, as those exercising outdoors or didn’t regularly wear hats (sun protection) saw increased thinning. One of the keys the article focuses on is divorce, which can bring about a lot of stress… and it isn’t surprising that stress can lead to hair loss. Overall, it’s interesting stuff and worth a read.