Migraines found to be in the genes

By: Dr. Steve Salvatore, Co-Owner of The Academy

There is more proof that migraines run in families.  For the first time, researchers have identified a specific variation of a gene associated with an increased risk of the most common types of migraines.  While migraines have always been thought to have a genetic component, this is the first time a specific gene has been identified.  This study involved nearly 6 thousand people who suffer from migraines.  Currently there’s no cure, only medications that help reduce the frequency and severity of the attacks.

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