Hello! Long time no post. I am a young woman with what is likely to be early onset Androgenetic Alopecia. My hair is thinner than it was the last time I was here.. woohoo. I would love to know your ages and if many of you are insulin resistant or have metabolic syndrome without being diagnosed with PCOS? I've been doing a lot of (probably obsessive and unhealthy) research on Androgenetic Alopecia again and one of the common terms I come across is insulin resistance. This is frequently in relation to PCOS, which I have NOT been diagnosed with after several tests. I haven't done enough research to know if I am likely to develop PCOS later. However, I do believe that I am insulin resistant due to a family history of Type 2 diabetes, and being overweight for most of my life despite having a non-garbage diet. I learned about Metabolic Syndrome today, which is related to insulin resistance. You have MS if you meet 3 of the following criteria: Large waist circumference — a waistline that measures at least 35 inches (89 centimeters) for women and 40 inches (102 centimeters) for men High triglyceride level — 150 milligrams per deciliter,(mg/dL), or 1.7 millimoles per liter (mmol/L), or higher of this type of fat found in blood Reduced high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol — less than 40 mg/dL (1.04 mmol/L) in men or less than 50 mg/dL (1.3 mmol/L) in women of this "good" cholesterol Increased blood pressure — 130/85 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or higher Elevated fasting blood sugar — 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L) or higher I meet one for sure (large waist circumference) and I am definitely going to the doctor soon to get tested in the other criteria. Looks like it might be time for a big lifestyle and diet change. No more added sugar!! My hair is probably never coming back but maybeeeeee the bronze lining here is that my hairloss has been a symptom, or at least an educational experience, of more important health issues that it's not too late for me (and you) to address, regardless of the link to Androgenetic Alopecia. But I would love to hear from you guys about this!