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Obesity and Migraine

Alberto Verrotti1, Alessia Di Fonzo1*, Sergio Agostinelli1 and Pasquale Parisi2
1Department of Pediatrics, University of Perugiaand, Perugia, Italy
2Department of Child Neurology, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Corresponding Author : Alessia Di Fonzo
Department of Pediatrics
Treviglio-Caravaggio Hospital P.le Ospedale n.1-24047
Treviglio BG0363 4241, Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
Received August 30, 2013; Accepted September 12, 2013; Published September 16, 2013
Citation: Verrotti A, Fonzo AD, Agostinelli S, Parisi P (2013) Obesity and Migraine. J Obes Weight Loss Ther 3:194. doi:10.4172/2165-7904.1000194
Copyright: © 2013 Verrotti A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


The aim of this study is to determine a possible relationship between prevalence, frequency and severity of migraine, and obesity. All pertinent datafrom the literature have been critically examined and reviewed in order to assess the possible relationship between obesity and migraine, in particular migraine frequency and disability in children, as well as in adult population studies. Prevalence, frequency and severity of migraine seem to be related with the Body Mass Index, although this evidence is not supported by all the studies examined. Data from literature suggest that obesity can be linked with headache prevalence, frequency and disability both in adult subjects and, less frequently, in pediatric subjects. These data could have important clinical implications and suggest that clinicians should have a special interest for weight reduction of obese children suffering from migraine.