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Diet and headache. Is there a link? Postgrad Med 1986 Mar;79(4):279-86 PMID: 3952046

Pubmed ID

3952046

Abstract

Diet has been implicated as a source of migraine since antiquity. Now, diet is thought of as one of many factors that can trigger migraine. Improved understanding of the migraine process and an attempt to delineate the most common causes of diet-precipitated migraine have resulted in a more rational treatment strategy. We recognize that a small group of patients will have migraine after ingesting certain foods with vasoactive properties or by missing a meal; thus, we suggest a nutritional course to limit this influence. The role of allergy in migraine is not yet determined and remains controversial.

Author List

Diamond S, Prager J, Freitag FG

Author

Frederick G. Freitag DO Associate Professor in the Neurology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




Scopus

2-s2.0-0022551993   12 Citations

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Amines
Caffeine
Diet
Ergot Alkaloids
Ethanol
Food Hypersensitivity
Humans
Hypoglycemia
Migraine Disorders
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
Nicotine
Nitrates
Sodium Glutamate
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