Key clinical point: On average, women with natural red hair had elevated CRP levels compared with women with nonred hair, according to data from the Nurses’ Health Study.
Major finding: Women with nonred hair had CRP levels from 10.9% to 14.1% lower than women with red hair in multivariate analysis.
Study details: The data come from 8,994 women who were participating in the Nurses’ Health Study.
Disclosures: The study was supported by the National Institutes of Health. Lead author Dr. Hartman was supported by an American Skin Association Research Grant.
Hartman RI et al. J Invest Dermatol. 2020 Oct 12. doi: 10.1016/j.jid.2020.09.015.