UC researchers affirm diet can impact migraines

Omega-6 increases migraine headaches while increasing your omega-3 can reduce them. Also high carbohydrate diet can increase migraine headaches. A low carbohydrate diet also reduces insulin resistance.

ClinicalNews.Org

Public Release: 31-Oct-2016

University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

CINCINNATI–Eliminating that morning ‘Cup of Joe,’ consuming processed foods high in nitrites or monosodium glutamate (MSG) and enjoying too much alcohol are potential headache triggers for individuals battling migraines, says Vincent Martin, MD, professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.

There are two different approaches to preventing headaches with diet. The first approach would be an elimination diet that avoids foods and beverages known to trigger headaches. The second approach would be follow a comprehensive diet whose very composition may prevent headaches, explains Martin, co-director of the Headache and Facial Pain Center at UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and an expert in the area of migraine. His conclusions and others for migraineurs come after performing an exhaustive literature review of more than 180 research studies on the subject of migraine and diet.

Martin’s…

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