Obesity, migraine, and chronic migraine

  title={Obesity, migraine, and chronic migraine},
  author={Marcelo Eduardo Bigal and Richard B. Lipton and Philip Robert Holland and Peter J. Goadsby},
  pages={1851 - 1861}
Migraine and obesity are associated in several ways. First, both are prevalent and disabling disorders influenced by genetic and environmental risk factors. Second, migraine with aura, as obesity, seems to be a risk factor for cardiovascular events. Finally, large population-based studies suggest that obesity is a risk factor for chronic migraine after adjusting for comorbidities. In this article, we discuss plausible mechanisms that may account for this association. Several of the inflammatory… 

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