(KCEN) -- Women who suffer from migraine headaches are more likely to have brain lesions that could affect their health.
A group of men and women were tracked for nine years after they had an initial brain MRI.
Researchers found women with migraines had more deep white matter brain lesions than women without migraines.
But those lesions did not progress faster in women with more frequent or severe migraines.
And while an increase of lesions was not associated with cognitive decline, there could be a higher risk for stroke among these women.
Also a link of this kind was not found in men with migraines.