n/a
Abstract Title:

Vitamin D serum levels in patients with migraine: A meta-analysis.

Abstract Source:

Rev Neurol (Paris). 2020 Mar 30. Epub 2020 Mar 30. PMID: 32241571

Abstract Author(s):

I Liampas, V Siokas, A Brotis, E Dardiotis

Article Affiliation:

I Liampas

Abstract:

BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Dietary habits and nutrients have been associated with migraine. The present study comprises a meta-analysis of observational studies evaluating serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) in patients with migraine and healthy controls.

METHODS: MEDLINE and Cochrane databases were comprehensively searched. References from retrieved observational studies, reviews and meta-analyses were manually screened. Quality assessment was performed based on the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale. 25(OH)D concentrations were assessed by estimates of mean differences (MD) and their precision [95% confidence intervals (95% CIs)]. Random effects (RE) or fixed effects (FE) model was used based on heterogeneity among trials (homogeneity determined when PQ>0.1 and I2<50%). Publication bias was assessed by funnel plots.

RESULTS: Eight studies were included in the primary analysis, while nine studies were involved overall (in primary and secondary analyses). Serum levels of 25(OH)D were determined significantly lower in migraine patients (n=952) in comparison with healthy controls (n=8013) [eight studies, PQ<0.1, I2=94%, RE model MD=-4.11, 95% CI=(-6.48, -1.74)]. Secondary analysis revealed no difference between patients with migraine (n=269) compared to patients with other primary headache disorders (n=223) [three studies, PQ=0.51, I2=0%, FE model MD=-0.15, 95% CI=(-1.57, 1.05)], as well as between patients with tension type headache (n=295) in comparison with healthy controls (n=267) [three studies, PQ<0.1, I2=96%, RE model MD=-7.11, 95% CI=(-15.50, 1.27)].

CONCLUSIONS: 25(OH)D concentration is lower in patients with migraine than healthy individuals. In view of this finding, investigation of the effect of vitamin D supplementation in patients suffering from migraine is warranted.

Study Type : Human Study

Print Options


Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2021 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.