Do you have red hair?
You're lucky — you know for a fact that you have the ginger genes. That's not the case for some, however, who don't have red hair and still carry some specific ginger genes that want nothing to do with you living a long and healthy life!
According to a new study of more than 5,000 British people's DNA, we're hearing that around four in ten (or two out of five — whatever happened to reducing?) people carry the recessive genes that make hair red. It could profoundly affect your health.
How so? Ohhhh we don't know, maybe increased health risks such as increased sensitivity to pain, skin cancer, Parkinson’s disease and even Tourette’s syndrome.
Plus, there's nothing you can really do about it — except making sure you're not adding to that risk by being unhealthy in other areas!
As a side note, red hair is beautiful. Don't be ashamed, gingers!
[Image via AP Images.]
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