Assessment of Metabolic Syndrome in Patients with Migraine in Central Anatolia
Asuman Celikbilek 1 * , Elif Borekci 1, Mustafa Kozan 1, Mehmet Celikbilek 1
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1 Bozok University, Medical School, Yozgat, Turkey
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Evidence suggests that migraine is associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS). We aimed to assess the components of MetS in patients with migraine in Yozgat region known as central Anatolia. Forty-two migraine patients and age- and sex-matched 40 control subjects were enrolled in the study. Migraine diagnosis was settled according to the International Classification of Headache Disorders-II diagnostic criteria. The patients’ blood pressures and waist circumferences (WC) were measured. Body mass index (BMI) was calculated as well as fasting glucose (FG) and lipid profiles were carried out for each patient. BMI, WC and blood pressure measurements were significantly higher in migraine patients than in controls (p < 0.05). FG and Triglycerides were significantly higher in migraineurs as compared to the controls (p < 0.001). The diagnosis of MetS was significantly higher in patients with migraine than in controls (p = 0.001). Attack frequency was significantly lower in migraineurs with MetS than without MetS (p < 0.05). Attack severity and duration were positively correlated with BMI and WC in migraine patients (p < 0.05). The present findings may suggest that MetS and its components were associated with migraine.


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Article Type: Original Article

Eur J Gen Med, 2015 - Volume 12 Issue 2, pp. 152-156

Publication date: 15 Apr 2015

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