Folic acid reduces migraine frequency

Foods containing folic acid reduce the frequency of migraines in most women, report Australian researchers.

Women with the CC genotype for the MTHFR C677T variant are most likely to benefit, write the Queensland University of Technology researchers in the journal Headache.

However, their study shows the 20% of women with the T allele variant are less responsive and might need a supplement.

Consuming folate-rich foods such as spinach helps most women reduce the frequency of migraines, says lead