Dietary Zinc Linked to Reduced Migraine Risk!

23 Jan 2023 • A cross-sectional research of more than 11,000 American adults found that individuals who consume more dietary zinc have a roughly one-third lower incidence of migraine than those who consume less of it. According to research by Dr. Liu and colleagues, there is a negative correlation between dietary zinc intake and migraine frequency. Among the cohort, those who consume the most zinc (15.8 mg or more daily) had the lowest odds of developing a migraine (odds ratio, 0.70; 95% confidence interval, 0.52-0.94; P =.029). (5.9 mg or less daily). The risk of migraine was even reduced in those receiving high doses of zinc (19.3-32.5 mg daily) through supplements. Red meat, nuts, legumes, poultry, shellfish (particularly oysters), whole grains, some cereals, and even dark chocolate are dietary sources of zinc. Men should take 9.5 mg of zinc daily, while women should take 7 mg. Most people get enough zinc through their diets; however, some people, such as vegetarians, vegans, expectant or nursing mothers, and those over 65, may need to supplement their zinc intake.

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