Is there a connection with belly fat and migraine risk? In a paper presented at the American Academy of Neurology, a recent study suggested that patients between the ages of 20-55 ( both men and women but especially women) who had a bigger waistline, particularly with excess fat around the stomach, were at increased risk of experiencing migraines. Waist circumference was found to be a better predictor of migraine activity than general obesity in both men and women up until age...Read More
WOMEN WHOSE MIGRAINES ARE PRECEDED BY VISUAL OR VERBAL DISTRUBANCES (AURAS) ARE AT INCREASED RISK OF HEART DISEASE AND HEART ATTACK – JAMA 2006; 296, No. 3: 283-291. Women with migraines and no auras (by far the larger group) are not subjected to increased cardiovascular disease, heart attack and strokes…, but women who do experiences these auras need to decrease risk factors like obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking. I strongly suggest that women in this category consider...Read More
The University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine reported that middle-aged women who suffered migraines accompanied by either visual or speaking difficulties, known as aura, had higher risk of brain lesions in later life. This study seems to indicate that migraines are NOT benign and could be a progressive, brain damaging condition. In another study, Dutch researchers found that patients who had migraines accompanied by aura were at 13X the risk for having a cerebral blood clot (infarction) resulting in brain...Read More
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