Women with migraine are at lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. A new study suggests that women with current migraine contain a minimum risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Migraine and type 2 diabetes both are very common but the study displaying evidence of a link between the two are rare, according to the researchers.
scientists behind new research have explained their study in a paper that now appears in the journal JAMA Neurology. For the study, the researchers assessed data of more than 70,000 women who were involved in E3N Prospective Cohort Study and members of a health insurance plan.
The women answered several questions about health, lifestyle, and migraines every few years between 1990 and 2014. The researchers collected data on diagnosed type 2 diabetes from the drug reimbursement database of the insurance policy.
They found that women suffering from every a migraine was at nearly 30 percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to women withiout history of migraine.
First and co-author Dr. Guy Fagherazzi from the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM) in France along with his colleagues call without need for further research on this link.
Headache disorders including a migraine are the second major cause of disability worldwide, while diabetes are at a migraine was at fourth position, according to the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.
Dr. Fagherazz explains that “It has been reported,” they write, “that rats with experimentally induced diabetes have a decreased density of gene-related peptide (CGRP) sensory nerve fibers.”
“These findings are in line with observations from clinical practice.”