This is the conclusion of a recent study in South Korea. Researchers used information from the Korean National Health Insurance Service. They compared the incidence rates of cardio-cerebrovascular diseases between 2 groups of people with and without migraine (130.050 representatives in each group) in the period between 2002 and 2018. To cardio-cerebrovascular diseases belong f.e. peripheral arterial disease, ischemic heart disease, atrial fibrillation, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
Researchers found that for all types of cardio-cerebrovascular diseases, the incidence rates were higher in the migraine group irrespective of the presence of aura versus the nonmigraine group. The risk turned to be higher in women compared to men.
The group differences in the cumulative incidence rates of cardio-cerebrovascular diseases increased over time. In other words, suffering from migraines in early life, could be a sign for the risk of having a cardio-cerebrovascular disease in later life.
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