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Association between body mass index and migraine.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To explore the prevalence of overweight and obesity in patients with migraine.

BACKGROUND

Previous studies support the concept that obesity is an exacerbating factor for migraine. Also, some studies have found an increased frequency of obesity and overweight in migraine patients compared to the normal population.

METHODS

We studied 1,371 patients with migraine and 612 controls. The migraine population was matched by gender with a healthy control group.

RESULTS

Mean age of patients with migraine was 38.0 +/- 13.3 years and in the controls it was 34.8 +/- 12.1 years. The percentage of females in both groups was similar (migraine 81.6% vs. control 83.3%, p = 0.40). The distribution of body mass index (BMI) in migraine patients and controls was as follows: underweight patients (BMI <18.5) 3.1% migraine versus controls 1.5%; normal (BMI 18.5-24.9) 44.8% migraine versus controls 47.1%; overweight (BMI 25-29.9) 38.3% migraine versus controls 33.7%; obese (BMI 30-34.5) 10.3% migraine versus controls 13.6%; morbidly obese (BMI 35) 3.4% migraine versus controls 4.2%. Overweight and obesity in migraine patients versus controls were statistically significant. No association was found between the disability and severity of migraine and BMI.

CONCLUSIONS

This study did not find associations between severity or disability of migraine and BMI.

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    Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Royal University Hospital, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask., Canada. jft084 @ mail.usask.ca

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    European neurology 64:3 2010 pg 134-9

    MeSH

    Adult
    Body Mass Index
    Chi-Square Distribution
    Community Health Planning
    Disabled Persons
    Female
    Humans
    Male
    Middle Aged
    Migraine Disorders
    Obesity
    Overweight
    Prevalence
    Severity of Illness Index

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    20664207

    Citation

    Téllez-Zenteno, José F., et al. "Association Between Body Mass Index and Migraine." European Neurology, vol. 64, no. 3, 2010, pp. 134-9.
    Téllez-Zenteno JF, Pahwa DR, Hernandez-Ronquillo L, et al. Association between body mass index and migraine. Eur Neurol. 2010;64(3):134-9.
    Téllez-Zenteno, J. F., Pahwa, D. R., Hernandez-Ronquillo, L., García-Ramos, G., & Velázquez, A. (2010). Association between body mass index and migraine. European Neurology, 64(3), pp. 134-9. doi:10.1159/000316656.
    Téllez-Zenteno JF, et al. Association Between Body Mass Index and Migraine. Eur Neurol. 2010;64(3):134-9. PubMed PMID: 20664207.
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    TY - JOUR T1 - Association between body mass index and migraine. AU - Téllez-Zenteno,José F, AU - Pahwa,Dave Rishi, AU - Hernandez-Ronquillo,Lizbeth, AU - García-Ramos,Guillermo, AU - Velázquez,Antonio, Y1 - 2010/07/22/ PY - 2010/04/21/received PY - 2010/06/07/accepted PY - 2010/7/29/entrez PY - 2010/7/29/pubmed PY - 2010/12/21/medline SP - 134 EP - 9 JF - European neurology JO - Eur. Neurol. VL - 64 IS - 3 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To explore the prevalence of overweight and obesity in patients with migraine. BACKGROUND: Previous studies support the concept that obesity is an exacerbating factor for migraine. Also, some studies have found an increased frequency of obesity and overweight in migraine patients compared to the normal population. METHODS: We studied 1,371 patients with migraine and 612 controls. The migraine population was matched by gender with a healthy control group. RESULTS: Mean age of patients with migraine was 38.0 +/- 13.3 years and in the controls it was 34.8 +/- 12.1 years. The percentage of females in both groups was similar (migraine 81.6% vs. control 83.3%, p = 0.40). The distribution of body mass index (BMI) in migraine patients and controls was as follows: underweight patients (BMI <18.5) 3.1% migraine versus controls 1.5%; normal (BMI 18.5-24.9) 44.8% migraine versus controls 47.1%; overweight (BMI 25-29.9) 38.3% migraine versus controls 33.7%; obese (BMI 30-34.5) 10.3% migraine versus controls 13.6%; morbidly obese (BMI 35) 3.4% migraine versus controls 4.2%. Overweight and obesity in migraine patients versus controls were statistically significant. No association was found between the disability and severity of migraine and BMI. CONCLUSIONS: This study did not find associations between severity or disability of migraine and BMI. SN - 1421-9913 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20664207/Association_between_body_mass_index_and_migraine_ L2 - https://www.karger.com?DOI=10.1159/000316656 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -