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Learning About Brain Freezes Could Help Treat Headaches
Almost everyone has experienced brain freeze at one point or another- that acute pain brought on from eating ice cream or having an ice-cold drink.
Now we're learning more about what causes the phenomenon.
A team of researchers found that a sudden increase in blood flow in a particular artery called the anterior cerebral artery seems to cause brain freeze.
When this artery constricts, the pain recedes.
The findings could eventually lead to new treatments for other kinds of headaches as well.