Migraine sufferers should be tested for Celiac Disease

Our findings suggest that migraine is a common neurologic manifestation in celiac, gluten-sensitive and inflammatory bowel diseases. Future interventional studies should screen migraine patients for celiac disease, particularly those with treatment-resistant headaches, as well as assess the long-term effect of a gluten-free diet.”

From a study published in Neurology called:

Increased Prevalence of Migraine in Patients with Celiac Disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Compared to Controls: A Multicenter Prospective Study (P04.237)

Alexandra Dimitrova1, Ryan Ungaro2, Benjamin Lebwohl3, Mark Green4, Mark Babyatsky5 and Peter Green6

1 Neurology Columbia University New York NY
2 Internal Medicine Mount Sinai School of Medicine New York NY
3 Medicine Columbia University New York NY
4 Neurology Mount Sinai School of Medicine New York NY
5 Medicine Mount Sinai School of Medicine New York NY
6 Medicine Columbia University New York NY

 

For more information, consult the journal Neurology April 25, 2012; 78(Meeting Abstracts 1): P04.237 at

http://www.neurology.org/cgi/content/meeting_abstract/78/1_MeetingAbstracts/P04.237

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