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Poorer Kids at Higher Migraine Risk


Adolescents from poorer families are more likely to suffer from migraines than their better-off peers, a new study finds.

This relationship even applied to teens whose parents had no history of migraine, the researchers add.

The findings suggest that factors tied to low income -- such as stress, poor diet and limited access to medical care -- may contribute to migraines.

"Certainly if you look at some of the triggers for migraine being skipping meals, poor sleeping habits, stress, you can see where that would fall in with kids who may be worrying about where they're getting their next meal or getting to bed at a decent time," said Dr. Patricia Stewart-Foulks, assistant professor of pediatrics at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and a pediatrician with Scott & White Hospital health centers.

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