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, 97, 117-130

Migraine: A Disorder of Metabolism?

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Migraine: A Disorder of Metabolism?

Anna Kokavec. Med Hypotheses.

Abstract

The treatment and prevention of migraine within the last decade has become largely pharmacological. While there is little doubt that the advent of drugs (e.g. triptans) has helped many migraine sufferers to lead a normal life, there is still little knowledge with respect to the factors responsible for precipitating a migraine attack. Evidence from biochemical and behavioural studies from a number of disciplines is integrated to put forward the proposal that migraine is part of a cascade of events, which together act to protect the organism when confronted by a metabolic challenge.

Keywords: Glucose; Hypoglycemia; Insulin; Insulin resistance; Migraine; Nutrition.

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