Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – The health issues linked to obesity go far beyond your waistline and now researchers say they could even hit you in the head.
Episodic migraines are intense headaches that can occur as frequently as 14 times a month and they can be debilitating.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins say after a recent study, they appear to be linked to our weight.
In a survey of nearly 4,000 adults, researchers found the more overweight a person is, the more likely they are to have experienced episodic migraines.
The link was the strongest in obese women, Caucasian, and younger than 50.
If you have episodic migraines, over-the-counter drugs like aspirin can be helpful.
But if these don't dull the pain, doctors might be able to offer prescriptions that may be effective or help you lose weight if it really is connected to migraines.