Vitamin deficiencies in children and young people with migraines

A high percentage of children, teens and young adults with migraines appear to have mild deficiencies in vitamin D, riboflavin and coenzyme Q10, a factor causing researchers to question whether supplementation could help prevent migraines. A new study conducted among patients at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Headache Center, drew from a database that included patients with migraines who, according to Headache Center practice, had baseline blood levels checked for vitamin D, riboflavin, coenzyme Q10 and folate, all of which have been implicated in migraines, to some degree, by previous and sometimes conflicting studies.

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