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Eating oily fish and nuts relieves severe headaches and migraines

The British Daily Mail revealed a new study stating that omega-3 helps relieve migraines, indicating that eating a lot of oily fish and nuts can relieve severe headaches.

The British Medical Journal supports a study of omega-3 foods that help stop migraines. Researchers found that people with persistent headaches felt less pain if they followed a diet that included plenty of oily fish such as salmon and other foods rich in fatty acids.

The newspaper said, the British Health Services NHS explained that a healthy diet should include at least two servings of fish per week, and a study stated that eating a lot of oily fish and other foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids helps stop migraines.

Researchers have found that those with persistent headaches felt less pain if they had a diet rich in omega-3, which is found in foods such as salmon, sardines and nuts.

The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that participants who ate more omega-3s experienced less severe and shorter headaches.

Previous research has indicated that omega-3 fatty acids are associated with pain-relieving effects, while omega-6 fatty acids may exacerbate pain.

Researchers from the University of North Carolina said the study shows that "pain can be addressed through targeted dietary modifications."

 The new research included 182 people, mostly young women, who had migraines between 5 and 20 days a month. The women were divided into 3 groups who followed different diets, the first received an increase in omega-3 acids, while the second group had an increase in omega-3s. The omega-6 fatty acids were also reduced, and the third group was a control group and did not change its diet.

During the trial, both groups high in omega-3s experienced a significant reduction in the severity and length of the headaches they experienced.

Experts said this meant the diet was as good as newly approved headache medications at reducing the number of symptoms. Participants were provided the combinations of oil, butter, and protein foods, including fish, needed to achieve their fatty acid goals, and they completed a daily diary to record the frequency of headache attacks and their impact on quality their lives.