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Women With Migraines May Have Higher Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) - Women who suffer from migraine headaches may have a slightly increased risk of heart disease or stroke, a new study suggests. "Migraine should be considered a marker for increased risk of cardiovascular disease, at least in women," said lead researcher Dr. Tobias Kurth, director of the Institute of Public Health at Charite-Universitatsmedizin in Berlin, Germany.

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Dr. Barry Sears

This is not surprising since it has been shown in recent clinical studies that a combination of low omega-6 fatty acid diet with high-dose fish oil shows a significant reduction in migraine headaches.  Heart disease, stoke, and migraines have common etiology, that being increased inflammation.


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