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Migraine Triggers may All Act Through a Common Pathway Involving Oxidative Stress

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  December 8, 2015 at 9:16 PM Research News
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Migraines can be triggered by a variety of factors, including stress, sleep disruption, noise, odors, and diet. The findings of a new study revealed that many of these factors converge on a common pathway involving oxidative stress.
 Migraine Triggers may All Act Through a Common Pathway Involving Oxidative Stress
Migraine Triggers may All Act Through a Common Pathway Involving Oxidative Stress

Dr. Jonathan Borkum at the University of Maine examined studies on migraine triggers published between 1990 and 2014. He found that nearly all traditional triggers had a propensity to generate oxidative stress, an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the ability of the body to counteract their harmful effects. The findings suggest that antioxidants might help prevent or preempt migraines.

Dr. Borkum said, "These data hint that an acute migraine attack may be an attempt by the brain to protect itself, and possibly - when you look at certain chemicals released during an attack - to heal itself. Understanding migraines may ultimately teach us how we, too, can protect the brain."

The study is published in Headache.

Source: Eurekalert

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