Scientists have found in the blood of a biological marker, indicating the presence or absence of migraine in humans. Lee Peterlin from Johns Hopkins University with a group of associates conducted a study involving 52 women with migraine and 36 healthy women.
Each volunteer was examined by a neurologist, General practitioner. We evaluated the body mass index and blood samples. In addition to finding specific markers, the scientists drew attention to the more trivial indicators, for example, on blood lipids.
In people with recurrent migraine the level of ceramide was lower than in healthy people. In the presence of migraine was around 6000 nanogrammes, among healthy women – 10500 nanogrammes. This reports Zee News.
Increase of ceramide to normal numbers, reduced the risk of migraine is 92%. There are other types of lipids, influencing the development of migraine, scientists say.