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The Scary Health Risk Facing Redheads

Redheads really are a rarity- they make up only about 2 percent of the world's population, according to the National Institutes of Health. They can credit a gene called MC1R for their striking hair color. At a basic level, the gene provides instructions for making a certain kind of protein involved in pigmentation of hair, skin, and eyes.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
You can’t change the gene that causes red hair, but you can increase dopamine levels by increasing your intake of omega-3 fatty acids. ¬†That’s why high-dose EPA and DHA is so effective in treating ADHD.

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