Curelator, a digital health company based in Cambridge, MA, released its findings for the largest international study that focused on the relationship between stress and migraines in the January issue of Headache, The Journal of Head and Face Pain in collaboration with the University of Calgary. The results challenge the traditional belief that stress is an important component that causes migraine attacks, with only 7.1% of patients having their migraines directly linked to stress. Comparatively, 61.5% of patients had over half of their migraine attacks with flat stress levels, and in the entire patient pool, approximately 24% of migraine attacks were preceded by stress, showing a high amount of variability both between patients as well as within the same individual.

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