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.