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From: Havelock Vetinari <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Skin Pigmentation (Was - Sarmatians-Alans-Ossetians)
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 14:48:44 -0500
References: <004801c4f77b$10345640$53218440@charlie1>
In-Reply-To: <004801c4f77b$10345640$53218440@charlie1>


Actually, if the below articles are correct, red/blond hair may have
occurred due to natural selection since melanin was not necessary for
fighting pathogens in northern Europe (as red/blond hair is most
common in people with light skin color):

http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/enviro/EnviroRepublish_282901.htm

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/links/doi/10.1046%2Fj.1461-0248.2001.00279.x

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/1296018.stm

http://www.preciousonline.co.uk/reportage/august01/Black_Skin.htm

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=11419954&dopt=Abstract

Best regards,
Vet


On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 19:15:22 -0600, ljcrain <> wrote:
> >If
> true, it would appear that red/blond hair occurred in
> Europe by random chance.
>
> Lucky accident. :-) Most people don't realize darker skinned persons are often Vitamin D deficient in the Northern regions.
>
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