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7 Surprising Migraine Triggers


2. Excess Body Weight

If you’re carrying around excess weight, research from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) claims you could be prone to migraines. In fact, data suggests roughly 81-percent of obese individuals suffer from episodic migraines.

Research from Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, indicates that the link between episodic migraine and obesity is more prevalent in obese individuals under the age of 50-years old.

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