For obese people, who also suffer from migraines, losing weight
could ease their headaches and other migraine-related symptoms, new research
"When people lose weight, the number of days in a month with
migraines decreases, as does the pain and duration of headache attacks,"
said lead researcher Dr. Claudio Pagano. His team reviewed the results of ten
different studies that included a total of 473 migraine patients. The analysis
showed that weight loss was associated with a large reduction in the frequency,
duration, and pain of migraines.
The benefits were similar, regardless of whether weight loss was
achieved by surgery or changes in diet and exercise, and were similar in
children and adults.
The bottom line is that if you suffer from migraine headaches and
are obese, losing weight will improve the quality of your family and social
life, as well as your work and productivity at school. So, your overall quality
of life will greatly improve.
Pagano explains that weight loss also reduces the intensity of
obesity-related symptoms, including diabetes, hypertension, heart disease,
stroke and respiratory diseases, Health24 reports.
The findings of the study will be presented at the annual meeting
of the Endocrine Society in New Orleans.
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