How are your migraine attacks affected by diet? Got time for a quick call?

How much do you know about your migraines and diet? 

Research shows that migraine sufferers may benefit from making changes to their diet, but we don’t know how much of that information is reaching the people who really need it – you.


This study is being carried out by student researcher Natalia Kerkham, as part of an MSc in Nutritional Therapy at the University of Westminster under the supervision of Jane Nodder, Senior Lecturer.  Natalia’s aim is to find out what information about links between diet and migraine is getting through to migraine sufferers themselves, and whether it is useful to them in the real world.


Natalia is looking for volunteers to participate in her study.  If you join the study you will take part in a telephone interview in late May or early June, lasting between 30 and 45 minutes.  The interview will cover any links you have discovered between your diet and your migraine, any changes you have made to your diet, where you found dietary information, and how important you feel diet is in the management of your symptoms.


To participate in the study, you must:


- have had an average of at least one migraine attack per month for at least the past 6 months

- have had a diagnosis of migraine from a GP or specialist

- have noticed a link between your diet and your migraine attacks

- be aged 18 or over

- be resident in the UK.


Unfortunately, you are unable to participate if you have any other health condition that requires you to make significant dietary changes (e.g. coeliac disease).


To find out more about taking part in the study, please email Natalia at

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