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Can Migraines Actually Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

It’s an unprecedented silver lining in the study of migraines.

Researchers who studied more than 74-thousand French women have found that those who suffer from migraines have a significantly lower risk for type 2 diabetes.

The finding is based on surveys sent to thousands of women born between 1925 and 1950. The study found that — after adjusting for body weight and other health factors — women who said they had migraines had a 30 percent lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a leading form of the blood sugar disease.

What’s surprising, say scientists, is that migraines are historically associated with insulin resistance. But their new findings also suggest that migraine incidence declined in years leading up to the onset of type 2 diabetes.

Just how might the two diseases be connected? Experts still aren’t sure.

The study accounted for body weight as being a potential factor, but eating habits may have played a role as well.

Others have theorized that the high blood sugar that comes with diabetes might dampen the production of a specific brain protein that’s long been associated with migraine — but this link remains unproven.

More studies are sure to come in this area.

In the meantime, you can read more on the study online in the Dec. 17 issue of JAMA Neurology.

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