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Stress Turns Hair Grey

30-Jan-20 14:00

Stress Turns Hair Grey

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.


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