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Food allergies and migraine. - GreenMedInfo Summary

Abstract Title:

Wheat is a primary food trigger for migraines

Abstract Source:

Lancet. 1979 May 5 ;1(8123):966-9. PMID: 87628

Abstract Author(s):
Abstract:

60 migraine patients completed elimination diets after a 5-day period of withdrawal from their normal diet. 52 (87%) of these patients had been using oral contraceptive steroids, tobacco, and/or ergotamine for an average of 3 years, 22 years, and 7.4 years respectively. The commonest foods causing reactions were wheat (78%), orange (65%), eggs (45%), tea and coffee (40% each), chocolate and milk (37%) each), beef (35%), and corn, cane sugar, and yeast (33% each). When an average of ten common foods were avoided there was a dramatic fall in the number of headaches per month, 85% of patients becoming headache-free. The 25% of patients with hypertension became normotensive. Chemicals in the home environment can make this testing difficult for outpatients. Both immunological and non-immunological mechanisms may play a part in the pathogenesis of migraine caused by food intolerance.

Study Type : Human Study
Additional Links
Problem Substances : Wheat : CK(2775) : AC(335)
Adverse Pharmacological Actions : Neurotoxic : CK(1251) : AC(224)

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