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Bacteria in Mouth Linked to Reasoning Behind Migraines


October 20, 2016
by Darryl Hol, CBC News Health

People who suffer from migraines have long complained that certain foods trigger the severe headaches. New research suggests the culprit might be the amount of bacteria in the mouth.

Researchers found that the mouths of people who suffer from migraines harboured significantly more of the microbes that break down nitrates found in certain foods.

These bacteria play an important role in processing nitrates so they can then be converted into nitric oxide in the bloodstream, which widens blood vessels and improves circulation.

To view the full story, please visit: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/bacteria-migraines-1.3811940


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