Migraine and headaches linked to IBS

Migraine, tension-type headaches and irritable bowel syndrome have a shared genetic pathway, say Turkish researchers.

Their study of over 300 people with either migraine, tension-type headaches or IBS found a significant difference in the serotonin transporter and serotonin receptor-2A gene compared with healthy adults.

The difference was oserved in the 5-HTT VNTR genotype, which is responsible for regulating