Abnormal BMIs May Put You At An Increased Risk Of Migraine


People with body mass index (BMI) above and below the normal range found to be at an increased risk for a migraine, the study reveals. 

-In a recent study, researchers evaluated data from about 12 studies to understand if being obese or overweight was mutually correlated with increased occurrence of migraine.

-The meta-analysis included a total of 12 studies with about  2,88,981 participants. People with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 31 were considered to be obese and those below 18.5 were considered to be underweight.

-As per the study, people who were overweight were 27% more likely to have a migraine whereas those who were underweight were 13% more likely to have a migraine compared to those who weighed normal.

-The study showcased the association between obesity and being overweight with the increased risk for a migraine

-Further research needs to be conducted to validate how body composition directly affects the occurrence of migraine.

-Findings were published in the journal of American Academy of Neurology.

Source: American Academy of Neurology.

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