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We all know do­ing cross­words and med­i­tat­ing are great ways to keep your brain happy, but new re­search sug­gests that your gut may have a role to play as well. The find­ings show that mi­graines and ten­sion headaches are likely to be ge­net­i­cally linked to the gut dis­ease known as ir­ri­ta­ble bowel syn­drome (IBS). Af­ter round­ing up groups of peo­ple with ten­sion headaches, mi­graines, and IBS, sci­en­tists stud­ied the par­tic­i­pants’ genes. They dis­cov­ered both IBS and mi­graine suf­fer­ers had a unique gene when com­pared with peo­ple who were free from both. The gene in ques­tion is crit­i­cal to sero­tonin re­cep­tion. Since the causes of th­ese chronic con­di­tions are mys­ter­ies, this gene could be the key to un­der­stand­ing and de­vel­op­ing a treat­ment strat­egy for IBS and mi­graine suf­fer­ers.

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