11 Outstanding Reasons Why Redheads Are Different From Others

By Samantha in Facts and DIY On 6th April 2020

#1 Red is a very rare color

Less than 2% of the world’s population has red hair which is a result of the muted MC1R gene. The parents of redheads don’t have to have red hair themselves but if both of them carry the gene, the child has a 25% chance of getting red locks.

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#8 They can resist pain better than others

Thanks to the MC1R gene, they have a higher pain threshold. This gene releases a chemical called pheomelanin, which blocks the brain’s receptivity to pain.

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#9 They are less likely to develop prostate cancer

Studies published by the British Journal of Cancer revealed that men with red hair were 54% less likely to develop prostate cancer.

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#10 They feel the temperature in a different way

According to research, redheads are more sensitive to hot and cold, so they feel the temperature in a different way.

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#11 They produce their own vitamin D

Due to their lower melanin-concentration, they can sufficiently absorb vitamin D. This means that Redheads produce their own when exposed to low light conditions.

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