Research increasingly indicates that obesity may be an influencing factor in migraines. A recent study looked at the relationship between bariatric (weight-loss) surgery and improvement in migraine pain.
The researchers found that bariatric surgery significantly lessened the intensity of headache pain for their patients… suggesting that weight loss for the severely obese can help minimize migraines. Does this mean that losing weight less dramatically, such as exercising and watching the diet mean less migraines? This study says future research is needed to link the two. We do know however that healthy eating and physical activity are key elements in overall health…..The Journal of Head and Face Pain Volume 51, Number 8