London, June 15 : Women who suffer from migraine headaches have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease in later life, says a study.
The findings showed that women with migraine have a higher risk of stroke or heart attacks than those without the condition.
“Our analysis suggests that migraine should be considered an important risk marker for cardiovascular disease, particularly in women,” said lead researcher Tobias Kurth, Head of the Institute of Public Health (IPH) at Charite – Universitatsmedizin Berlin, a teaching hospital in Germany.
Their findings are based on an analysis of data collected as part of the US-based Nurses’ Health Study II.
A team of US and German researchers analysed data from more than 115,500 women enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study II.