FAT SWAPS CUT MI­GRAINE RISK BY 80%

First For Women - - Nutrition -

Avoid­ing harm­ful fats like pro­cessed veg­etable oil can dra­mat­i­cally re­duce the num­ber of se­vere headaches you ex­pe­ri­ence. That’s the word from re­searchers at the Na­tional In­sti­tutes of Health. In the study, mi­graine suf­fer­ers who re­moved un­healthy pro­cessed fats from their diet and in­creased their in­take of healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids from whole-food sources for 12 weeks suf­fered 80% fewer headaches. “What was es­pe­cially in­ter­est­ing is that the re­duc­tion of symp­toms ac­cel­er­ated af­ter nine weeks, which sug­gests a pos­i­tive feed­back cy­cle,” notes Cate Shana­han, M.D. “If the study du­ra­tion were longer than 12 weeks, we may have seen even greater im­prove­ments—and per­haps zero mi­graines in some of the study par­tic­i­pants.”

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