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Headache

03 March 2011

Extreme flexibility comes with triple migraine risk

People with severe forms of double jointedness are at greater risk for migraine headaches, a new study finds.

People with severe forms of double jointedness are at greater risk for migraine headaches, a new study finds. They also tend to have more severe and more frequent migraines.

"It's a disease of collagen, basically," study author Dr Vincent Martin, a professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in the US, told Reuters Health.

 

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