Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Migraines I suspect are more common than we think. One in six women and one in twelve men suffer from them. They usually begin in puberty and tend to affect people aged between 20 and 45 years of age. Now for the first time ever they have associated a gene that seems to increase the risk of migraines, This DNA variant seems to help regulate levels of glutamate which is a neurotransmitter that helps nerve cells communicate with one another. Research is looking into substances that may effect the build up of glutamate at the nerve endings. The margin has surely brightened for migraine sufferers.

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