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Fear can really make hair white, new research suggests

Publicado em 23 janeiro 2020
For centuries the legend of the hair of people who turn white from fear has persisted. Notoriously, Marie Antoinette’s lush strawberry blonde locks were said to have turned white the night before her execution. Now new research, published in the journal Nature, suggests that extreme stress can actually cause hair pigmentation loss. Experiments conducted by a team from Harvard University have shown that extreme stress levels cause the sympathetic nervous system to become hyperactive, [...]