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Dietary nutrient patterns may influence the intensity and duration of migraine headaches


Key clinical point: Clinical management of pain intensity and disability in patients with migraine would benefit from closely monitoring their dietary nutrient patterns.

Main finding: After adjusting for all confounders, higher consumption of vitamins B1 (thiamine), B3 (niacin), and B9 (folic acid). and carbohydrate, protein, and total fiber was positively associated with pain intensity as assessed using the Visual Analogue Scale (regression coefficient [β] 0.37; P < .001), whereas that of vitamins A, K, C, B6, B2 (riboflavin), and calcium and magnesium was negatively associated with migraine-related disability measured by Migraine Disability Assessment (β −3.14; P = .01).

Study details: Findings are from a cross-sectional study involving 266 adult women with migraine and no chronic disease.

Disclosures: The study was sponsored by the Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran. The authors reported having no conflicts of interest.

Source: Bahrampour N et al. Br J Nutr. 2022 (Jan 17). Doi: 10.1017/S0007114522000046

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