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    Monday, April 18, 2005 4:38 am Email this article
    Obesity increases the risk of severe headaches according to research presented at the American Academy of Neurology 57th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, Fla., April 9 - 16, 2005. Missing work due to headaches: 33% of obese vs 27% of overweight and normal weight vs 26 percent for underweight

    Thirty-three percent of the obese people missed more than four days of work in one year because of a severe headaches compared to 27.2 percent of overweight people, 27.2 percent of normal weight people, and 26.1 percent of underweight people.

    People who were obese also reported severe pain more often than the other groups.

    Morbidly obese people reported the pain was severe 40 percent of the time.

    The lead author of the study was Marcelo E. Bigal, MD, PhD, of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

    REFERENCE

    Obesity Linked to Risk of Severe Headaches. Medical News Today. 17 Apr 2005. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=22933

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