A high-quality diet was associated with lower migraine severity and frequency, according to a study published in Nutritional Neuroscience. Investigators who examined the correlation between diet quality and dietary patterns (Mediterranean or Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension [DASH]) and migraine attributes among adults diagnosed with episodic migraine found that a low Mediterranean Diet Adherence Screener score was associated with more severe disability and more severe and frequent attacks. There was a significant negative correlation observed between Mediterranean Diet Adherence Screener score and attack severity. Similarly, participants with a low DASH compliance scale score had more severe and frequent attacks, and there was a significant negative correlation between attack severity and DASH compliance scale scores. Individuals with poor diet quality also had more severe migraine attacks and the researchers observed a significant negative correlation between diet quality total score and attack severity.
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