Journal article

[Prevalence of partially treated supralabial hirsutism in dictators].

Miklós Lipcsey, Glenn Eastwood, Daryl Jones, Kristina Wanek, Markus Castegren, Else Tønnesen, Rinaldo Bellomo

Ugeskrift for Laeger | Published : 2012

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: This study investigated whether heads of state commonly regarded as dictators have a higher prevalence of partially treated supralabial hirsutism (PTSLH), commonly called a moustache, than non-dictatorial states. DESIGN: retrospective observational study. SETTING: the world political arena from 1901 to 2000. PARTICIPANTS: cohort of 139 dictators, 122 preceding political leaders in the respective countries, 122 succeeding political leaders also in the respective countries, as well as 76 Nobel peace prize laureates as controls. INTERVENTIONS: none. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: the prevalence of PTSLH was 122 preceding political leaders. RESULTS: Of 139 dictators 49 (35%) demonstrated p..

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