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Migraines Linked To Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Men

2007-04-23 17:07

Men with migraine headaches may be at an increased risk for major cardiovascular disease and especially heart attacks, according to a report in the April 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Migraines are recurring moderate to severe headaches that may be accompanied by visual disturbances, dizziness, nausea, vomiting or sensitivity to light and sound. More than 28 million people in the United States have this condition, which peaks in midlife, according to background information in the article. Approximately 18 percent of women and 6 percent of men have migraines.

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Tobias Kurth, M.D., Sc.D., Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women

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