Headaches-Migraines-Food allergies-wheat most common-Lancet 1979

Posted by:  Kevin G. Parker, D.C.

Pub Med. Gov:  Food allergies and migraine-Lancet. 1979

Lancet. 1979 May 5;1(8123):966-9.

Migraines being triggered by certain foods is  well established.

Most people think of the common triggers:  red wine, coffee, chocolate (especially dark chocolate) and citrus fruits.

The most common offender turns out to be wheat- which appeared to cause problems in 78 per cent of people tested.

Food allergies and migraine.

By:  Grant EC.
Abstract
60 migraine patients completed elimination diets after a 5-day period of withdrawal from their normal diet.

52 (87%) of these patients had been using oral contraceptive steroids, tobacco, and/or ergotamine for an average of 3 years, 22 years, and 7.4 years respectively.

The commonest foods causing reactions were :

wheat (78%),

orange (65%),

eggs (45%),

tea and coffee (40% each),

chocolate and milk (37%) each),

beef (35%),

and corn, cane sugar, and yeast (33% each).

When an average of ten common foods were avoided there was a dramatic fall in the number of headaches per month, 85% of patients becoming headache-free.

The 25% of patients with hypertension became normotensive.

Chemicals in the home environment can make this testing difficult for outpatients.

Both immunological and non-immunological mechanisms may play a part in the pathogenesis of migraine caused by food intolerance.

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