Migraine is one of the most common health issues, facing by both adults and elders these days. Migraine is a severe headache format, varying in the form of its intensity. It is often accompanied by side-effects like nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. As suggested by statistics, each year more than 10 million Migraine cases are documented in India. However, the intensity of a migraine is often found higher among adults, and the triggers of this issue include hormonal alterations, consumption of certain food and drink, stress and exercise. However, a new study has suggested that the risks of developing migraine among adults can be trimmed by staying healthy. In simple terms, being health can keep a migraine away from adults.

The new study, published in the journal of the American Academy of Neurology has highlighted that one has to stay hale and hearty and fit for a living a healthy and quality life, as both fatness and being underweight are connected to an increased risk for migraine. As stated by the new study, people who are obsessed are 27% more likely to suffer from a frequent headache in contrast to those who are living with normal weight. Moreover, individuals who are underweight are 13% more susceptible migraine as opposed to people with the healthy weight.

For the study, researchers from Johns Hopkins University’s school of medicine, Maryland thoroughly examined all the available 12 experiment papers on Body Mass Index (BMI) as well as migraine. All total of 12 studies, including 2, 88, 981 participants were involved in the meta-analysis process conducted by the Maryland-based researchers, led by B. Lee Peterlin.

In medical terms, obesity is defined as a Body Mass Index or BMI of 30 or higher. It means people who have 30 or greater BMI are described as obsessed, individuals with BMI of less than 18.5 are considered as underweight.

As explained by the lead author of the study,  being obsessed or underweight are deeply associated with the risks of migraine, whereas the obesity risk and the incidence of migraine are more commonly found in women and youths. However, further researches are required to determine if efforts to lose or gain weight will lessen the risks of migraine or not, added Peterlin.


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