Belly Fat and Migraine Headaches

Belly Fat and Migraine Headaches
Belly Fat and Migraine Headaches

MigraineInformer.com - It is scientifically proven that belly fat is related with bigger risks for heart attacks, diseases and diabetes. What is now confirmed is that belly fat is also related to migraine headaches especially in people between the ages of 20-55. The results of research about the relation of belly fat and migraines shows the impact belly fat has in your overall health. It is very important to find out how to lose belly fat and enjoy a better way of life with fewer episodes of migraine headaches.

People who have a predisposition to migraines and are overweight or obese are more likely to suffer from migraine headaches more frequently. In the cases that these people have excess amount of fat in the belly then most probably they will experience migraines more often. Research made by Drexel University examined people who fall in this category and reached into some very useful conclusions.

Before the research it was widely known that women experience migraine headaches more often than men. This is due to the hormonal changes the woman’s body has to undergo during period, menopause and pregnancy. That is also the reason why migraines are often refer to as the ‘female headaches’. The findings of this interesting study showed that migraine headaches affect both men and women between the ages of 20-55 and it also proved that obesity and belly fat contribute to an increase in migraine activity both in terms of duration and frequency.

What was very interesting is that women with belly fat were 30% more likely to suffer from migraines than women without belly fat. This means that for those women migraines were inevitable. Fortunately this was not the case with men and belly fat. Men with belly fat are not expected to experience more migraines then men without belly fat.

What is even more surprising is that women over the age of 55 with belly fat tend to experience less migraine episodes. In other words it is clear that migraines affect women in the ages of 20 – 55 and after that the episodes become less despite the presence of fat in the belly.

Nevertheless it is important that you find ways to fight both belly fat and migraines and your diet plays an important role to that. Certain foods are known to increase belly fat and at the same time they also trigger migraine headaches. Examples include full fat dairy products, alcoholic beverages, sweets and chocolates (besides black chocolate). Migraine treatment is not easy to achieve but there are ways to prevent migraine headaches, one of those is getting rid of your belly fat.