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    Danny Roddy says that eating beef liver can cause hair loss due to the high amount of copper. Is this true ? If it is true I have to stop eating liver since I already have MPB

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    Originally posted by Rick Rube View Post
    Danny Roddy says that eating beef liver can cause hair loss due to the high amount of copper. Is this true ? If it is true I have to stop eating liver since I already have MPB
    I wouldn't pay any attention to him on this. On the subject of hair loss he has zero credibility.

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    • #3
      Copper is found in meat, eggs, seeds, nuts. It's needed for body processes but like all things too little or too much can be harmful.
      If your worried maybe ask your Dr to do bloods (copper toxicity has other symptoms other then hair loss)

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      • #4
        FPB here - improved since going Primal and including liver, in one form or another, at least once a week. I don't know to what extent diet affects MPB at all, either way, but liver's definitely good for you.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Rick Rube View Post
          Danny Roddy says that eating beef liver can cause hair loss due to the high amount of copper. Is this true ? If it is true I have to stop eating liver since I already have MPB
          No he doesn't. Maybe he did, but he's since recanted that.

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          There is no way copper causes hair loss, as it's incorporated in numerous metalloenzymes involved in cross-linking of collagen, elastin, and hair keratin. It's also one of the minerals most responsible for pigmentation, as concentrations of copper are higher in hair that is dark, and lower in hair that is not.
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          • #6
            While the copper causes hairloss is kind of ridiciolous, there is a point that you have to be a little careful to not overeat liver. More than two times a week is probably not a great idea.

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            • #7
              I love beef liver. I eat a lot of chicken livers. My copper levels in blood tests are normal. My dad does not have any hair. His brothers do not have hair. His brothers despise eating liver, while my dad enjoys it as much as I do.

              My bet is on genetics causing hair loss, not the copper in the liver. I would be more worried about the oils you use to fry liver than the liver.

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              • #8
                I'd be skeptical.
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                • #9
                  Eating liver causes hair loss ?

                  Too much of anything is toxic, even too much dihydrogen monoxide.

                  Just don't eat 3lbs liver every meal and snort some more at night.
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                  • #10
                    Hair loss is genetic, if you're predisposed to it, you're going to go bald, eventually. Only way to slow it down temporarily is drugs like propecia, and rogaine at the cost of your boner.
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                    • #11
                      I've been getting my copper with a couple tablespoons of unsulphered blackstrap molasses daily. I'm 41 and don't lose much hair and only have a couple greys.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by turquoisepassion View Post
                        Too much of anything is toxic, even too much dihydrogen monoxide.
                        Very funny
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