Why do the Majority of Irish People Have Red Hair?

According to recent study from a prominent DNA lab, Irish people evolved their red hair as a result of a lack of sunshine.

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According to recent study from a prominent DNA lab, Irish people evolved their red hair as a result of a lack of sunshine.

Ireland’s DNA found that one in every ten Irish individuals had red hair, although it is believed that up to half of the population has the redhead gene even if they are blonde or brunette.

The DNA laboratory doing study into the flame-haired gene believes it is associated with Ireland and Scotland because of a lack of vitamin D, which is tied to a lack of sunlight.

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Since, the Celtic coloring is genetically built to operate better in our sun-deprived nations, it is considered that Ireland, Scotland, and northern England have the largest number of Titian-haired individuals in the world.

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“It’s because of the cloudy weather,” explained Helen Moffat, marketing manager of IrelandsDNA.

“Scandinavia may have fewer hours of sunlight, but Ireland and Britain are much cloudier, so the Vitamin D we get is much lower than in places like Scandinavia, where they appear to have more sunshine.”

“The more vitamin D you can absorb, the fairer you are.” Because of the reduced melanin concentration, red hair is related with pale skin, which has the advantage of allowing more vitamin D to be absorbed.”

According to Alastair Moffat, general director of the genetic research laboratory, two of the most frequent redhead gene variations originated 70,000 years ago from just two Asian people.

IrelandsDNA, a company that investigates people’s ancestors, has created a new test that allows parents to check if their children have red hair.

They hope that the test, which will reveal that many brunettes and blondes inadvertently contain the redhead gene, may help to reduce the discrimination and taunting that some redheads suffer.

In Ireland, 10% of individuals have red hair, whereas in Scotland, up to 13% have red hair, and in England, 6% have red hair.

This is far higher than the rest of the globe. Outside of Europe, only.06 percent of the population is redheaded.

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To get red hair, both parents must be carriers, but neither must have red hair. Even then, there is only a 25% chance that their children will have it.

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