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Identifying Food Triggers for Migraines

Experts explain the link between diet and migraines.

Minimize Migraines With a Healthy Lifestyle continued...

Migraine minus the aura carries some health risk, too. Men who get migraines -- with or without aura -- are more likely to have heart attack and stroke. But it's not clear that migraine causes heart disease.

It's important to put risk into perspective. "You can't change the fact that you have migraine with aura. So it doesn't pay to worry about it," Loder says.

Instead, work with your doctor and other health professionals to focus on risk factors for heart disease and stroke that are under your control, including blood cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, and body weight. Your head, and the rest of your body, will thank you.

Reviewed on March 11, 2014

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