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Please explain if it is true that redheads have a higher pain tolerance?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Never heard that one

I very much doubt that there is a scientific basis for that statement.

In brief: Never heard that one

I very much doubt that there is a scientific basis for that statement.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Louise Andrew
Actually, there has been some recent research suggesting that blue or green eyed people have a higher pain tolerance than brown or grey. http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/APS/45566 but I saw some earlier dental research that red haired people might have lower pain tolerance (required more anesthesia), and most would have blue or green eyes. So the jury is still out on this one.
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