Is Red Hair Gene Linked to Increased Health Risks?

According to a new study, redheads run an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease. As reported by the Daily Mail, the mcr1 gene that is responsible for red hair also limits the amount of dopamine produced and may result in a litany of increased health risks.   The media has portrayed redheads as having a genetic predisposition to severe health conditions before. These stories may make good copy, but all too often the headlines are misleading. Consider earlier studies that linked...

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