Breast Cancer Risk Lower For Those With Migraine Headaches

November 6, 2008

A new study has shown that women who have a history a history of migraine headaches are less likely to develop breast cancer.Boston (ChattahBox) – A new study has shown that women who have a history a history of migraine headaches are less likely to develop breast cancer.

Researchers were led by Christopher I. Li from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

The idea was to look at control-data to see if there was any link between headaches and breast cancer.

The study focused on a total of 3,412 post-menopausal women, with 1,938 of them being diagnosed with breast cancer, while 1,474 had no history of the disease.

All of the women from the Seattle area were focused on closely.

Researchers found that women who had a history of migraine headaches were 30% less likely to develop breast cancer compared to those without the headaches.

The study was published in the November issue of Cancer Epidemiology.


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