Why does ingestion of watermelon trigger headache attacks in patients with migraine?

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https://doi.org/10.48208/HeadacheMed.2023.41

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Watermelon, Citruline, Arginine, Nitric oxide

Abstract

Several triggers can trigger a migraine attack, including food. By the way, food only triggers headache in migraine sufferers. The foods that most trigger headache attacks are these: cheese, chocolate, citrus fruits and some sweet fruits, such as watermelon.

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2023-12-28

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Silva-Néto RP, Soares A de A, Lopes L da S. Why does ingestion of watermelon trigger headache attacks in patients with migraine?. Headache Med [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 28 [cited 2024 Apr. 19];14(4):235-6. Available from: https://headachemedicine.com.br/index.php/hm/article/view/785

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