Volume 7 Issue 2 (February, 2019)

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Assessment of Relation of Migraine and Obesity in Study Population
Devendra Nath Tiu, Deepayan Das

Background: Migraine, a common headache disorder and has a prevalence of 25.2 % in south India The present study was conducted to assess association of obesity and migraine in study population. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 220 patients of migraine of both genders. Migraine severity was assessed according to MIDAS questionnaire. Total body obesity was calculated from body mass index (BMI), which was calculated as weight in kg divided by the square of height in meters (kg/m2). Results: Out of 220 patients, males were 90 and females were 130. 38 were normal, 12 were underweight, 50 were overweight and 120 were obese. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). The maximum MIDAS score was present in obese patients (19.6) while it was lowest in normal subjects. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Authors found a correlation of migraine and obesity. MIDAS score found to be more in patients with high BMI.
Key words: Migraine, Obesity.

Received: 05 December  2018                                  Revised: 20 January 2019                              Accepted: 22 January 2019
Corresponding author: Dr. Deepayan  Das, Assistant  Professor, Department of Physiology, Gouri Devi Institute of Medical Sciences & Hospital, Rajbandh, Durgapur, Dist. -  Burdwan ( W.B.), India

This article may be cited as: Tiu DN,  Das D. Assessment of Relation of Migraine & Obesity in Study Population. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(2):84-86.

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