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Rising temperatures increase the risk of migraine

A recent study published in the journal of Neurology showed that rising temperatures increase the risks of migraines. The study, led by researchers from Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Harvard School of Public Health, spanned over seven years and looked at 7,054 people suffering from migraines and headaches so bad they had to visit an emergency clinic. Those visits were matched with weather and air pollution information.

The study showed that every 5°C increase in temperature led to a 7.5% increase in headaches. It also found that changes in barometric pressure had much less of an effect, and that there was no evidence that pollution played a role. The researchers don’t know what it is about the rising temperatures that trigger severe headaches.

Dr. Marla Shapiro explains the study more in the interview below:

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