Medizinische Universität Graz - Research portal

Logo MUG Resarch Portal

Selected Publication:

SHR Neuro Cancer Cardio Lipid

Schnedl, WJ; Queissner, R.
Migraines appear more likely to be caused by histamine rather than ethanol.
Eur J Neurol. 2019;
PubMed FullText FullText_MUG


Authors Med Uni Graz:
Queissner Robert
Schnedl Wolfgang

Dimensions Citations:

Plum Analytics:
We read with interest the manuscript by Onderwater et al. that reported on alcoholic beverages as a trigger factor for migraines [1]. Although, epidemiological studies have found a correlation between alcohol intake and headaches, a specific pathophysiologic mechanism of this headache remains unidentified [2]. Particularly red wine was documented as the most common trigger for migraines in this evaluated population [1]. Most commonly found biogenic amines in wine - histamine, tyramine, phenylethylamine, putrescine, cadaverine, spermidine, serotonin, tryptamine, agmatine - and, flavonoids have suspected relevance for migraines and this implies that ethanol seems not to be the main culprit for the headaches [2]. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

© Meduni GrazImprint