- Weight loss was associated in this meta-analysis with a significant decrease in migraine frequency, pain, disability, and duration in people with obesity.
- Effect seen regardless of how much weight was lost or the method used.
Why this matters
- Research suggests a link between obesity and migraine, but data on how weight loss affects migraine patterns are lacking.
- Meta-analysis of 10 studies.
- Outcome: headache frequency, pain severity, disability, and attack duration.
- Funding: University of Padova.
- Weight loss showed significant reductions in:
- Headache frequency (P<.0001>
- Pain severity (P<.0001>
- Disability (P<.0001>
- Attack duration (P=.017).
- Small number of studies and patients.
- Lack of control group.