Gray hair is a rite of passage that happens to virtually everyone by the age of 50 (and usually starts much sooner). Despite its commonality, why hair grays has remained much of a mystery, until now.
- An international team of researchers has discovered the first gene linked to gray hair
- The gene has previously been linked to blonde hair in Europeans and is now connected to gray hair as well
- The gene accounted for about 30% of hair graying among study participants
One you reach the age of 30, you have a 10% to 20% chance of graying hair with each passing decade.1The Library of Congress, Everyday Mysteries It’s a fact of life that, eventually, virtually everyone will go gray.
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