Can 3-4 cups of Green tea cause hair loss?

I've been drinking 3-4 cups of Green tea daily for a long periods of time, i think for about a year, it really helped me a lot in weight loss but after a year now I'm visibly noticing my hair loss, maybe it is normal or seasonal, i don't know actually, I'm failed to find out the reason, please help?

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Green tea and hair loss

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green tea does not cause hair loss. You may have hair loss genes and suffer from  andro genetic alopecia .


Turkey Plastic Surgeon

Green tea

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Green tea can not cause hair loss.  Genes and hormones working together cause hair loss in people who inherited the genes for balding

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Green tea and hair loss

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Green tea is unlikely to cause hair loss for most people. The epigallocatechin-3-gallate compound in green tea tends to promote hair growth. Various models have been studied including androgenetic alopecia. See your dermatologist for proper diagnosis. It's unlikely green tea at 4 cups per day is the cause.


Human hair growth enhancement in vitro by green tea epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG).

Kwon OS, et al. Phytomedicine. 2007.


Jeff Donovan, MD, PhD
Vancouver Dermatologist

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