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Alcohol and migraine: trigger factor, consumption, mechanisms. A review

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Headache & Pain, January 2008
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
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Title
Alcohol and migraine: trigger factor, consumption, mechanisms. A review
Published in
Journal of Headache & Pain, January 2008
DOI 10.1007/s10194-008-0006-1
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Authors

Alessandro Panconesi

Abstract

This study investigates the importance of alcohol as a migraine trigger factor, the prevalence of alcohol consumers and the mechanism of headache provocation. A MEDLINE search from 1988 to October 2007 was performed for "headache and alcohol", "headache and wine", "migraine and alcohol" and "migraine and wine". In retrospective studies, about one-third of the migraine patients reported alcohol as a migraine trigger, at least occasionally, but only 10% of the migraine patients reported alcohol as a migraine trigger frequently. Regional differences were reported, perhaps depending in part on alcohol habits. No differences were found between migraine and tension headache and different genders. However, prospective studies limit considerably the importance of alcohol as a trigger. Recent studies show that migraine patients consume less alcohol than controls. Red wine was reported to be the principal trigger of migraine, but other studies show that white wine or other drinks are more involved. Then, the discussion based on the different composition of the various alcoholic beverages, in order to discover the content of alcoholic drinks responsible for migraine attack, reflects this uncertainty. Biogenic amines, sulphites, flavonoid phenols, 5-hydroxytryptamine mechanisms and vasodilating effects are discussed. The fact that few headache patients cannot tolerate some alcoholic drinks does not justify the consideration that alcohol is a major trigger and the suggestion of abstinence. In fact, low doses of alcohol can have a beneficial effect on patients such as migraineurs, who were reported to have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Denmark 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Unknown 116 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 23 19%
Student > Master 19 16%
Researcher 18 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 13%
Other 11 9%
Other 25 20%
Unknown 10 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 50 41%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 7%
Neuroscience 6 5%
Psychology 5 4%
Other 20 16%
Unknown 14 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 87. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 July 2020.
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#287,354
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Outputs from Journal of Headache & Pain
#20
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#2,945
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Headache & Pain
#1
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