Headache linked with incidence of metabolic syndrome: Comment on migraine, headache and development of metabolic syndrome: An 11-year follow-up in the HUNT study

A considerable body of evidence from large-population studies has linked migraine, particularly with aura, to somewhat increased risk for stroke, coronary heart disease, and subclinical infarct-like lesions as well as to adverse risk profiles for cardiovascular disease (CVD), including hyperlipidemia, obesity, hypertension, and family history of premature CVD . Although the biological mechanisms remain uncertain, this area of research has importance for public health, especially because both migraine and CVD are common in the general population. Understanding the mechanisms that link migraine with various manifestations of clinical or preclinical CVD might lead to targeted CVD-preventive therapies in this population.

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