Why Red Heads Are At A Higher Risk of Skin Cancer


By Molly Clifton

Harvard researchers think they know why red heads have a higher risk of getting skin cancer.

Doctors say the genetic mutation responsible for red hair and light skin also opens up a biochemical pathway that makes them susceptible to melanoma.

Because of the mutation, red heads lack a compound that protects against the harmful effects of the sun.

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