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Human Studies


2022 Dec 01

J Clin Med



Associations between Fatty Acid Intake and Tension-Type Headache: A Cross-Sectional Study.


Domínguez-Balmaseda D, Del-Blanco-Muñiz J Á, González-de-la-Flor A, García-Pérez-de-Sevilla G
J Clin Med. 2022 Dec 01; 11(23).
PMID: 36498721.


Patients with tension-type headache (TTH) are characterized by recurrent pain that can become disabling. Identifying the dietary triggers of headaches has led to defining dietary strategies to prevent this disease. In fact, excessive dietary intake of Omega-6 (ω-6) fatty acids, or an ω-6: ω3 ≥ 5 ratio, typical of Western diets, has been associated with a higher prevalence of headaches. The objectives of the present study were to compare dietary fatty acid intake between participants with and without chronic TTH and to investigate the association between dietary fatty acid intake, pain characteristics, and quality of life in patients with chronic TTH.