Navigation Links
High-Octane Caffeine May Trigger Headaches
Date:8/21/2009

Heavy use linked to occasional headaches, small jolt tied to chronic head pain, study finds

FRIDAY, Aug. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Caffeine, known to help alleviate headaches, may cause them if consumed in large quantities.

That's the finding of a study of more than 50,483 people who were questioned about caffeine intake and headache frequency as part of the 1995-1997 Nord-Trondelag Health Survey (HUNT 2) in Norway.

The study was published recently in the Journal of Headache Pain.

People who drank large amounts of caffeinated beverages each day had 18 percent more non-migraine headaches than those who drank few caffeinated beverages, according to researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

High caffeine consumption was defined as more than 500 mg of caffeine daily, about what's in five cups of coffee. Low caffeine consumption was about 125 mg per day, the study authors noted.

But although there was "no obvious reason," the study also found that low caffeine consumption was associated with greater odds of having chronic headaches (headaches for at least 14 days each month).

Caffeine, the world's most commonly consumed stimulant, is a common ingredient in headache analgesics, according to information in a news release about the study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

But the research on how much caffeine is optimal for headaches is conflicting. Some studies have shown that high caffeine consumption increases the prevalence of headaches and migraines, while other studies have shown no connection.

Scandinavians consume about 400 milligrams of caffeine per day on average, or about four cups of coffee. That's about twice the average caffeine intake in the United States and elsewhere in Europe, the new release states.

It's unclear if the caffeine is causing the headaches or if people who tend to get headaches use caffeine to treat their pain, explained lead study author Knut Hagen.

Hagen recommended that people who get frequent headaches consider cutting back on their coffee consumption.

"People who suffer from headaches should be focused on their caffeine use, because it can be a cause of their headaches," Hagen said in the news release.

More information

The National Headache Foundation has more on caffeine and headaches.



-- Jennifer Thomas



SOURCE: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, news release, Aug. 13, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. More Evidence That Caffeine Can Jolt Memory
2. Caffeine reverses memory impairment in Alzheimers mice
3. Technology, Caffeine Keeping Teens Awake
4. BASF Podcast: The Chemical Reporter - Why Does Caffeine Have a Stimulating Effect?
5. Caffeine May Offer Some Skin Cancer Protection
6. Caffeine Survey Reveals Most, Least Caffeinated Cities
7. Caffeine in Pregnancy Associated With Low Birth Weight Risk
8. Consuming small amounts of caffeine when pregnant may affect the growth of an unborn child
9. Study examines association between caffeine consumption and breast cancer risk
10. Caffeine Consumption Doesnt Raise Overall Breast Cancer Risk
11. Java gives caffeine-naive a boost, too
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
High-Octane Caffeine May Trigger Headaches
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Clarion Safety ... safety labels , has been featured in the National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s ... e-newsletter provides electroindustry professionals with manufacturer, regulatory, and standardization news. The publication is ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... disease research and education, today announced that it has named Scott Santarella as ... Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) in San Francisco, where he successfully ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... After graduating from Cornell, author Joshua Alexander ... on medication, living on Social Security disability and staying in a group home. In ... It!” (published by Balboa Press), Alexander shares how he was finally able to heal ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... ... PhysicianOne Urgent Care, advocators in helping their patients lead the healthiest lives possible, updates ... spring. , The official tick season kicks off in May across the states ... themselves to their prey while they feed off their blood. Like other similar biting ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Design Concepts , ... Centro del Quinto Sol Wheel Park’ in Pueblo, Colorado. This park was designed ... something special for this often overlooked neighborhood. Located at 609 E. 6th Street, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/20/2016)... -- According to the 2016 home healthcare market ... affordable healthcare solutions as since the early 2000s, the cost ... like the US, the healthcare cost rose faster than inflation ... index inflation rate stood at an average of 2.04% during ... during the same time period. This can be attributed to ...
(Date:5/19/2016)... ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. , May 19, 2016 ... nearly two thirds of the world lacks basic ... standard procedures in the United States ... not privileged to such technology. In fact, the ... are at risk of avoidable or treatable death, ...
(Date:5/19/2016)... , May 19, 2016 Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, ... a Don Francisco " sweepstakes, offering a chance to ... Don Francisco ), who for the past two years ... initiative. Aimed at engaging and educating Hispanics with type 2 ... Tu Don provides resources for treatment options and tips for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: