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VITAMIN B2 can stave off migraines, says a European research team. Researchers at the General Hospital of Luxembourg and in Belgium split 55 migraine patients into two groups. One took 400 milligrams of vitamin B2 every day for four months, the other a placebo. At the end of the trial, 59 per cent of the vitamin B2 group and only 15 per cent of placebo patients said their headache frequency had fallen by at least a half. The team says vitamin B2 could be as effective as current drug treatments, and have fewer side effects. The vitamin may energise mitochondria, the cells’ powerhouses. Mitochondria are known to underperform between migraine attacks (Neurology, vol 50,