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New Treatment for Migraine In the Offing

by VR Sreeraman on  January 19, 2013 at 6:54 PM Research News   - G J E 4
Researchers are developing new treatment using vitamin B and folate supplements that could change the lives of those suffering from migraine.
 New Treatment for Migraine In the Offing
New Treatment for Migraine In the Offing
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The remedy would help the 20 per cent of migraine sufferers whose condition is genetic, said Griffith University postdoctoral researcher Bridget Maher.

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Telling to a news agency she said that it basically reduces the frequency and severity of the migraines, the Herald sun reported.

According to her, one in five people prone to migraines have an enzyme that doesn't work as well as other people. She said supplementing them with vitamin B and folate can treat that enzyme's defect.

Migraines linked to genetics are also associated with auras, which refers to the experience of temporary neurological disturbances such as seeing stars, getting pins and needles and numbness.

The team at Griffith is working on the correct dose of the supplements and Maher has asserted that the treatment could be on the market in the next few years.

Source: ANI
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