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in Headache Fact Sheets
Recent reports of the beneficial effects on migraine from the ingestion of fish oil capsules have caused excitement among millions of migraine sufferers. Decreased frequency and severity of migraine attacks were noted in a small study carried out at the University of Cincinnati. Glueck, McCarren and their coworkers reported on a study of 15 patients with migraine in whom they compared the effects of fish oil with a placebo oil. In the trial, patients took either fish oil or placebo for six weeks. Then, following a three-week placebo period, they were switched over to the other oil for six additional weeks. The study was of a double-blind nature so that neither the physician nor the patient knew what was being taken during the two six-week treatment phases.