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Nutraceuticals in the prophylaxis of pediatric migraine: Evidence-based review and recommendations.
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PMID:  24443395     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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INTRODUCTION: The literature on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is expanding. One of the most common conditions for which CAM is studied in the pediatric population is migraine. Nutraceuticals are a form of CAM that is being used for pediatric migraine prophylaxis.
METHODS: A literature search was carried out in order to identify both observational studies and randomized controlled trials on the use of nutraceuticals for the prophylaxis of pediatric migraine. Adult studies on included nutraceuticals were also reviewed.
REVIEW: Thirty studies were reviewed on six different nutraceuticals: butterbur, riboflavin, ginkgolide B, magnesium, coenzyme Q10 and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
CONCLUSION: Overall, the quality of the evidence for the use of nutraceuticals in pediatric migraine prophylaxis is poor. Further research needs to be done in order to study the efficacy of nutraceuticals for the prophylaxis of pediatric migraine.
Authors:
Serena L Orr; Sunita Venkateswaran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-1-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1468-2982     ISO Abbreviation:  Cephalalgia     Publication Date:  2014 Jan 
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Created Date:  2014-1-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200710     Medline TA:  Cephalalgia     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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