Study: Exercise can be a nondrug option for migraine sufferers

10/10/2011 | Reuters

Regular exercise appeared as effective as relaxation therapy or the drug topiramate in preventing migraines, according to a study of Swedish women published in Cephalalgia. The data showed topiramate reduced pain intensity better than exercise or relaxation, but the non-drug options had no adverse events and the exercise group increased their oxygen intake, said lead researcher Dr. Emma Varkey.

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