We know weather changes can trigger a migraine – but can the season make a difference as well? A study presented at the 54th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Headache Society in Los Angeles last year suggests that the frosty days of winter may not be so warm and friendly for migraineurs. A study conducted in Taipei, Taiwan and led by Dr. Shuu-Jiun Wang found that changes in weather play a role in triggering migraine attacks, and participants cited chillier temperatures as the biggest cause. Cold weather was connected to a 17% increase in migraines, compared to a 10% increase on warm days. Participants who reported cold sensitivity were 29% more likely to have a headache during the winter season. Most of the people in the study were women, with an average age of 43. “The study provides pioneering evidence that headaches are associated more with temperature among those with subjective temperature sensitivity than those without,” said Dr. Wang.     Daily RX    June 2012     Huffpost Lifestyle United Kingdom  June 2012

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