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.