According to a recent WebMD study, how often a woman has a migraine may play a role in determining her risk for strokes and heart attacks. Researchers grouped migraine frequency into three categories: less than monthly, monthly, or one or more a week and the results were thus:
* Women who had migraines once per week or more were nearly three times more likely to have an ischemic stroke and one and a half times more likely to experience a heart attack as women without migraines.
* Women who had infrequent migraines (less than one month) were one and a half times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke.
* Women with monthly migraines were not at increased risk.
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