Apr 5, 2019
If you’re overweight and suffering from migraine headaches, dropping those extra pounds will literally take a load off your mind. This conclusion comes from a new study by Italy’s University of Padova recently presented to the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society.
Researchers there conducted a meta-analysis of 10 studies covering more 473 migraine sufferers. They found that any weight loss in obese subjects led to significant improvement including fewer migraines, shorter and less intense headache spells, and less disability.
The improvement did not depend upon the degree of obesity, the numbers of pounds lost, or how subjects achieved the weight reduction. Dieting and surgery both worked, and the effects were similar in adults and children.
If you’re popping pills, getting shots, having psychotherapy, using biofeedback, enjoying therapeutic massages, getting acupunctured, or wolfing down exotic herbs all to prevent or control your migraines and you are overweight, you will help yourself by making an honest effort to knock off those pounds.
The Endocrine Society. "For migraine sufferers with obesity, losing weight can decrease headaches." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 23 March 2019. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190323145207.htm.
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