Hyperlipidemia, often referred to as high cholesterol, is having high levels of fats in the bloodstream such as cholesterol and triglycerides. Hyperlipidemia can be caused by a familial genetic disorder or from eating too many foods high in saturated fat.

A study found that those who had high triglycerides were 3.11 times more likely to have migraine compared to controls.1 Those with high cholesterol were 17.14 times more likely to have migraine disease compared to controls.1