Creating Chiropractic Community Meet The Staff About Us Site Map Contact Us
ChiroWeb Logo Discussion Forums ChiroPoll Webcasts Subscribe Advertising Information

Search ChiroWeb!

Extended Search
 

Chiro Directory
Event Calendar
Previous Issues
Editorial Schedule
Member Services
Classified Advertising
Chiropractor Web Sites
Industry News
Dynamic Chiropractic
Dynamic Chiropractic
Printer Friendly Email a Friend PDF RSS Feed
Share |
Dynamic Chiropractic

dynamicchiropractic.com >> Headaches & Migraines

Caffeine Increases Risk for Chronic Daily Headache

By Editorial Staff

Caffeine has been shown to cause withdrawal headache under placebo-controlled, double-blind conditions, and may occur in individuals drinking the equivalent of one cup of coffee per day.

While caffeine consumption and withdrawal headache may contribute to the development of chronic daily headache (CDH) - defined as headache occurring at least 15 days per month - data are lacking to prove such a hypothesis.

Researchers recruited population-based cases and controls from three metropolitan areas in the U.S. as part of a study designed to address caffeine's potential involvement in CDH. Control subjects reported 2-104 headache days annually (average: 30 days), while cases reported 180 or more headache days per year (average: 260 days).

Current and past caffeine consumption were assessed by way of self-report.

Results: High caffeine exposure, defined as being in the upper quartile of dietary consumption or using a caffeine-containing over-the-counter medication as a headache treatment, was associated with onset of CDH. Approximately one-fourth of case subjects reported taking pain medication of any type daily for headache in the previous three months.

According to the study authors: "High medicinal or dietary caffeine consumption at the time of CDH onset (e.g., pre-CDH consumption) was a modest risk factor for CDH onset. Secondary analyses revealed that pre-CDH caffeine consumption might be an initiating factor in a subset of CDH sufferers, with the high-risk groups being women and those younger than age 40." They note that this association was independent of headache type.

Source

  • Scher AI, Stewart WF, Lipton RB. Caffeine as a risk factor for chronic daily headache. A population-based study. Neurology, Dec. 14, 2004;63(11):2022-27.

Dynamic Chiropractic

Dynamic Chiropractic
Printer Friendly Email a Friend PDF RSS Feed
Share |
Dynamic Chiropractic
Dynamic Chiropractic
Join the conversation
Comments are encouraged, but you must follow our User Agreement
Keep it civil and stay on topic. No profanity, vulgar, racist or hateful comments or personal attacks. Anyone who chooses to exercise poor judgement will be blocked. By posting your comment, you agree to allow MPA Media the right to republish your name and comment in additional MPA Media publications without any notification or payment.
comments powered by Disqus



To report inappropriate ads,

Generic Viagra Lowest Prices Pfizer Drugs Viagra No Prescription Order Viagra Online Viagra Non Prescription Deal Sale Prescription Viagra Uk Online Levitra Reviews Viagra Oysters In Australia Viagra Price Australia Cialis Pill Color Generic Viagra Canada Buy Cheap Viagra Viagra Katelaris P Viagra Australia Cheap Levitra Prescription Or Not Viagra Levitra Usual Dosage Buy Tadalafil Cialis Online Viagra And Daibetes Viagra Tablets Uk Viagra Online From Us Pharmacys Generic Money Viagra Cialis And Priligy Next Dat Delivery Generic Viagra Vigora 5000 Effect Viagra Drug Interactions Online Levitra Tablet Viagra Buy Online Levitra Drug Interaction Walgreen Viagra Per Pill Viagra Online Gr 4.26 Buy Cialis Lowest Price Viagra Online Cheap Mexico Viagra Buying Free Sale Viagra Cheap Kamagra Viagra Buy Generic Online Viagra Viagra Online Sales Brand Viagra For Get Viagra Without Prescription Viagra Side Effects Blood Pressure Cialis For Sale In Us Australia Viagra Online Cialis Cheap Visa Auk Cialis Sales Bravejournal Buy Levitra Member Levitra Buy Online Find Cheap Cialis Vardenafil 20 Mg Hcl