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Exploring The Link Between Diet And Migraines

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There’s more to getting rid of headaches than just using painkillers; researchers at the University of Cincinnati confirmed there is a link between diet and migraines. Eliminating triggering processed foods high in nitrates, MSG, coffee and alcohol can ease migraines. Following a diet designed to prevent headaches, such as one low in carbohydrates, can also help.

Here to discuss the connection between diet and migraines are Endowed Chair and Director of Neurology and Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Director of the Headache Center at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Andrew Hershey; Co-director of the Headache Center, Director of the Office for Clinical and Translational Research, Co-director of the Center for Child Behavior and Nutrition Research and Training, and Director of Behavioral Science Core and Clinical Translational Research Center at Children's, Dr. Scott Powers; and Professor of Medicine and Director of the UC Headache and Facial Pain Center, Dr. Vincent Martin.