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12/2/2013 (11 months ago)

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Officials say that 'gender-bending' chemical in packaging may trigger the attacks

Migraines are debilitating headaches that make the sufferer stop in their tracks. In more extreme cases, migraines can cause nausea and vomiting, in addition to visual disruptions. The origins of migraine headaches remain largely a mystery - however, some experts are saying that drinking water from plastic cups and bottles may now be linked to them.

Authors are urging sufferers to strip out potential sources of contamination from their daily diet. This includes everything from plastic microwave trays, bottles and office water coolers.

Authors are urging sufferers to strip out potential sources of contamination from their daily diet. This includes everything from plastic microwave trays, bottles and office water coolers.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

12/2/2013 (11 months ago)

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Keywords: Migraines, plastic bottles and containers, study, estrogen, Bisphenol A


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - New research suggests that a controversial "gender-bending" chemical in synthetic packaging may be triggering the attacks. Bisphenol A, or BPA has already been linked to a range of heath problems including obesity, infertility and heart attacks.

A new study published in the journal Toxicological Sciences highlights BPA causing the headaches which afflict as many as one in seven adults in the United Kingdom.

Authors are urging sufferers to strip out potential sources of contamination from their daily diet. This includes everything from plastic microwave trays, bottles and office water coolers.

"A previously performed study using a 'fresh foods' dietary intervention demonstrated a significant decrease in urinary BPA (66 percent reduction) in patients after just three days," the report says.
 
"These findings combined with our results suggest that a clinical trial to decrease BPA exposure and levels in migraine sufferers . may reduce headache frequency and/or severity, revealing strategies that may increase the quality of life of migraineurs."

Across the Atlantic, the University of Kansas study emulated human exposure to BPA in the laboratory. Researchers observed the behavior of rats, half of whom were administered the chemical once every three days.

Those exposed to BPA in little than less than half an hour became less active, steered clear of loud noise and strong light, were easily startled and showed signs of tenderness to the head. The rats' brains also gave off telltale signals of an influx of estrogen.

"The behavioral measures used [were] designed to model many of the symptoms humans experience during a migraine attack," the report stated.

"Rats exposed to BPA demonstrated significantly augmented migraine-like behaviors.

"These results imply that BPA has the ability to amplify symptoms that are used to diagnose the disorder in human patients, suggesting that exposure to BPA would increase both the incidence and prevalence of this disorder."

Women are three times more likely than men to suffer from migraine headaches.

"We know Bisphenol A is used in materials such as food packaging, plastics and tins," Neurologist Dr. Fayyaz Ahmed, of the Migraine Trust charity says.

"In most sufferers, attacks are genetically linked and the triggers only generate them in those who are predisposed. But if BPA is implicated in the genesis of migraines than this would certainly be a milestone in headache research."

Bisphenol A is found in everything from car dashboards to shower curtains to till receipts and cosmetics.

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