In a new study, Professor Lyn Griffiths and colleagues from the Queensland University of Technology in Australia looked at 141 women suffering from migraine with aura.
The study involved analyzing dietary intake of folate in the participants and differences in their migraine symptoms.
The researchers found that the frequency of migraines went down in participants who followed a diet rich in folate.
“We could observe that folic acid intake, from dietary folate, among the study’s women was significantly related to migraine frequency,” lead researcher of the study Professor Griffiths said in a news release. “We also showed that a particular MTHFR gene mutation can modify the effect.”
Some natural sources of folate include legumes, citrus fruits and leafy dark vegetables.
This study was reported in the journal Headache.