Do Migraines Affect Women More Than Men?

by Savitha C Muppala on  June 6, 2012 at 11:47 PM Women Health News
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Women are at a greater risk of migraines, according to a recent study.

The presence of the two X chromosomes, determiners of the female sex, increases the risk of migraines, researchers revealed.
 Do Migraines Affect Women More Than Men?
Do Migraines Affect Women More Than Men?
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The study found that a particular area on the X chromosome has a connection to migraines, due to the presence of a gene, which could be increasing women's susceptibility to the problem.

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Lyn Griffiths from Australia's Griffith University, who led the study said, 'These results provide more support for the role of the X chromosome in migraine and may explain why so many more females suffer from the disorder.'

Source: Medindia
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