More reasons to keep your migraines in check.
In a study of more than 11,000 U.S. adults with and without migraines, researchers found that migraine sufferers were more likely to say they had ever had a heart attack, stroke or symptoms of peripheral artery disease — narrowing in the blood vessels supplying the legs. The findings, reported in the journal Neurology, add to evidence linking migraines to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. They also suggest that the risks are not limited to people whose migraines are accompanied by neurological symptoms known as “aura” — visual disturbances, numbness, tingling or other bodily sensations that precede the headache. – From Reuters
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