Wednesday, October 17, 2007

body mass index & migraines


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According to the October 2007 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, research indicates that a patient's body mass index (BMI) is an exacerbating factor for migraines, though not for other headache disorders.

Body Mass Index and Episodic Headaches

Among individuals with migraine, very frequent headaches occurred in 7.4% of the overweight 8.2% of the obese, and 10.4% of the morbidly obese subjects, compared with 6.5% of those with normal weight, in adjusted analyses.

Among migraineurs, 32.0% of those with normal weight had some disability compared with 37.2% of the overweight, 38.4% of the obese, and 40.9% of the morbidly obese subjects.

A diet rich in lean proteins, fruits and vegetables and whole grains can help you start to bring your weight within a healthy range.

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