A Gene Variation That Allows Adapting To Cold Is Linked To Migraine Headaches
This Is A Result Of Early Human Migrations And Can Explain The Prevalence Of Migraine In Certain Human Groups
Researchers have discovered a gene related to the ability to detect and respond to cool temperatures. A variation of this gene is common in people living in cold temperatures, and is related to migraine headaches, according to specialists. This variation might have been the result of the earlier migrations from Africa to other parts of the world, 50,000 years ago. According to researchers, this variation is very uncommon in people with Nigerian ancestry, by very common on people with Finnish ancestry, which had to adapt to colder climates. The study has also found a correlation between this gene variation and migraine headaches, which would explain why migraine is more prevalent among certain human groups. Additional info click here.