Calculations were made to determine what relationships exist between headaches and hair mineral levels of 1,995 hair tissue mineral analyses by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry. Of the 1,995 samples (1,089 females, 906 males), 163 (100 females, 63 males) were taken from patients who had been diagnosed with headaches. Above average hair levels of bismuth and the earth metals were found among the both the males and females of the headache group. An age correlation analyses showed highest headache incidence in teens and early forties. A direct correlation was also found between calcium and magnesium levels, which peaked in the late twenties. Further study should be done to determine why these levels are elevated and what can be done to keep them balanced.
Mundall, Joel R., "Concentrations of Hair Minerals Determined by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry in People with Headaches" (2002). Senior Research Projects. 61.