Redheads And The Risk Of Skin Cancer

Natural redheads, take note: When it comes to skin cancer, your risk is so high, it’s comparable to two decades of sun exposure! That’s according to researchers at the Sanger Institute. They found that people with red hair can carry a gene that raises their risk of sun-related skin cancer. This is the first time the genes linked to red hair have been proven to be linked with DNA cell mutations that lead to skin cancer.

The Sanger Institute estimates 2% of the world’s population – and one out of every four people in the U.K. – carries the gene. …read more