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There are many different reasons why hair turns gray, but the primary cause is genetics. Each of the hair follicles, where hair is produced, contains cells called melanocytes. These melanocytes produce the melanin needed...

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According to CNN Health contributor Dr. Jennifer Shu, the development of gray hair in children is usually genetic, but it is also caused by a nutrient deficiency or a skin disorder. Dr. Shu also notes that if a child's g...

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Teenagers get gray hair for the same reason as adults. Hair goes gray when color-producing cells stop producing pigment, according to Jeffery Benabio, MD, a dermatologist with Kaiser Permanente. Gray hair is considered p...

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When graying hair is the result of genetics, there may be little that a person can do to stop this from happening. However, if premature graying is due to either a nutritional deficiency in vitamin B-12 or a medical cond...

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Although the exact cause of Alzheimer’s disease is unknown as of 2015, researchers believe that it's caused by a combination of age-related changes in the brain, genetics, and lifestyle and environmental factors, reports...

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Like many other forms of cancer, doctors do not know exactly what causes liposarcoma, but they suspect a combination of genetics and environment cause the disease, according to Mount Sinai Hospital. Risk factors for deve...

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As of 2015, the exact cause of leukemia remains unknown, but experts link this condition with genetics and environment, states MedicineNet. Leukemia may occur when components of some chromosomes break off and attach to o...

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