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19 August 2010

Lifestyle factors linked to teen headaches

Teenagers who are overweight, get little exercise, or smoke may be more likely than their peers to have recurrent headaches, researchers reported Wednesday.

Teenagers who are overweight, get little exercise, or smoke may be more likely than their peers to have recurrent headaches, researchers reported Wednesday.

But they raise the possibility that addressing kids' weight, smoking or exercise levels could help prevent or manage headache problems, senior researcher Dr. John-Anker Zwart, of Oslo University Hospital in Norway, told Reuters Health in an email.

 

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