Obesity

Obesity is classified as a body mass index greater than 30 and was prevalent among 42.4% of Americans from 2017-2018.1 There is variability among studies examining the correlation between migraine and obesity.

Women with migraine were about 11% more likely to become overweight or obese in one study and another study found that there is a 40% increased risk for women to have migraine if they were obese.2

Weight loss has been associated with a decrease in headache days demonstrating a positive correlation between migraine and obesity. 

  1. https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html
  2. https://www.migrainedisorders.org/podcast/s3ep16-obesity-migraine/