Thursday, May 11, 2017

Excess Fat Cells Increase Migraine Risk

Weight gain continues to affect your risk of migraine headaches. The risk is greater in women and young adults.

According to a study evaluating the results of 12 studies with a total of over 300,000 respondents, it was concluded that overweight people were 27 percent more likely to have migraines than those with normal body weight.

In addition, thin people are also 13 percent more likely to suffer from migraines.

The risk is still considered moderate, as it is equivalent to the link between migraine and bipolar disorder, as well as some types of heart disease.

Currently, experts do not include obesity as a migraine risk factor. However, according to lead researcher B.Lee Peterlin, fatty tissue is an endocrine organ. And like other endocrine organs, such as thyroid, excessive and too little levels can trigger problems.

"Changes in fat tissue that occur when weight gain or extreme weight loss also alters the function and production of some proteins and hormones, resulting in greater migraine risk," said Peterlin, director of headache research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Fatty tissue also has inflammatory or inflammatory contents. Migraine itself is a condition that is closely related to inflammation.

Millions of people in the world suffer from migraines. Not only headaches, migraines are also often accompanied by symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and very sensitive to light and sound. When migraine symptoms recurrence, almost 90 percent of sufferers can not move normally.

Maintaining a healthy weight can be one way to reduce the risk of migraine.

A study conducted by obese people found, the severity and frequency of migraine can be reduced to 50 percent when obese people managed to lose weight.

Routine aerobic exercise is also known to help reduce the severity of migraines. In addition, aerobic exercise also effectively erodes excess fat in the body.

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