There are certain things we've known for a long time about migraine headache sufferers:
Migraines are common in women than men.
There are many "triggers" of migraine headache, including foods, MSG, hormonal factors, stress levels, weather conditions, etc.
There are many subtypes of migraine. Here are some examples: classic migraine, chronic migraine, and menstrual migraine.
Medical research in the field of migraine has made it possible to prevent or reduce migraine occurrence, or abort a migraine shortly after onset!
A new finding, recently published in the journal, Neurology, suggests that there is a relationship between Body Mass Index (BMI) and the likelihood of migraines. According to the study that was published, migraine is more likely to occur in individuals whose BMI is above or below the normal range.
If you are a migraine sufferer and have reason to believe this may be a problem, you can determine if your BMI is in the normal range using the above diagram. You can also read more about this interesting discovery by clicking here. It would also be advisable to talk to your health care team !
Sources: PainWeek.org; Wikimedia