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Published: 09 Jan 2023
The association of alcohol consumption and the onset of migraine attacks in individuals with episodic migraine
Results of this large multicultural, English-speaking cohort of people with episodic migraine (EM) suggest that there is no significant effect on the probability of migraine following alcohol consumption.
Why this matters
Alcohol consumption has been suspected as a common migraine trigger; however, individuals with EM may find it difficult to distinguish between a migraine attack triggered by alcohol and a delayed alcohol-induced headache.
Understanding the association between alcohol consumption and migraines could allow clinicians to better advise individuals with EM on how to avoid triggers and reduce migraine burden.