Stress Turns Hair Grey
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The story goes that Marie Antoinette’s hair turned white the night before she was to be beheaded, during the French Revolution. More than 200 years later, scientists from Harvard University have finally confirmed that stress does turn hair grey.
Produced by: Tee Shiao Eek
Presented by: Sharmilla Ganesan, Tee Shiao Eek, Juliet Jacobs
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Tags: The Bigger Picture, The Daily Digest, grey hair, white hair, stress, Marie Antoinette, Harvard University, hair, hair colour, hair follicles, melanocyte stem cells, pigment-producing cells, immune cells, cortisol hormone, sympathetic nerve system, fight-or-flight response, norepinephrine, Nature Podcast, skin,