Those who suffer from episodic or occasional migraines may be more likely to suffer from depression as well, according to a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD.
Researchers examined a pool of 3,862 participants with an average age of 47. Each person was surveyed based on height and weight, with 1,044 falling in the obese range. Within the total group, 188 also reported occasional migraines. Those who are obese were found to be 86 percent more likely to suffer migraines than those who are not obese. "Our findings indicate that the risk of episodic migraine (of all frequencies) is increased in those with obesity, with the strongest association among those younger than 50 years, those who are white, and women," the study authors said. "These results suggest that doctors should promote healthy lifestyle choices for diet and exercise in people with episodic migraine."