An article published online in the June 7, 2010 journal HEADACHE reported high consumption of alcohol, smoking, and lack of exercise were significantly associated with tension-type headaches and migraine in high school students. Questionnaires filled out by 1,260 adolescents regarding food and beverage intake, smoking habits and physical activity were submitted.
The study found that students who drank more alcohol were 3.4 times more likely to have headaches than the students who did not. The students who drank coffee had 2.4 times higher likelihood of headaches, and those who smoked cigarettes were 2.7 times more likely to have headaches.
“Diet and lifestyle are seen as factors which influence headache in adults.” “However, population-based studies on this issue in adolescents are rare,” the researchers noted. From Neurology Reviews, Volume 18

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