Higher intake of dietary fiber linked to lower risk of migraine headache

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In a study from Jinan University in Guangzhou, scientists found that increased dietary fiber intake is linked to a decreased incidence of migraine.

They examined the association between dietary fiber intake and the risk of severe headaches or migraine.

The team used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1999 to 2004).

The researchers found that there was a strong association seen between dietary fiber intake and severe headaches or migraine.

People with the lowest fiber intake had a much higher risk of migraine.

For every 10-g/day increase in dietary fiber intake, the risk of severe headache or migraine decreased by 11%.

However, among Mexican Americans, other races, or those with a body mass index of 25 to 30 kg/m², no such inverse association was found.

The team says this is the study that has examined the link between dietary fiber and severe headaches or migraine.

Increasing the intake of fiber-rich foods might protect from severe headaches or migraine. However, more studies should be done to confirm their association.

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The study was conducted by Hao Huang and Kaiyin He and published in Frontiers in Nutrition.

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