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August 24 Migraines and Red Wine ...

posted Aug 24, 2011, 6:52 AM by ABNN Wine Tasting
and the answer is the compound Tyramine.  Many people suffer from migranes after drinking red wine but not white wine.  The little nasty that is creating all of that havoc is the compound Tyramine.  What makes it even more difficult for you who suffer from this is that Tyramine is also found in many cheese products.  So that wonderful wine and cheese event we love now becomes a veritable field of land mines for you.  "Tyramine constricts cerebral blood vessels and when they reopen you get a throbbing headache." Wired Magazine Sept 2011 page 42.   So the best advice is to avoid the cheese but have something to eat at an event so that you'll absorb less tyramine. 
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