BOSTON — For devoted java lovers, just one cup of joe in the morning may not be enough to knock all the cobwebs from their eyes. This often leads to multiple trips to the coffee pot. If this sounds like your typical A.M. routine, you may be putting yourself at greater risk of suffering episodic migraines, according to a new study. According to researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard University, three or more servings of a caffeinated beverage in one day is associated with the development of a headache on the same or following day among patients who suffer from episodic migraines. These findings were consistent even after researchers accounted for other outside factors such as daily alcohol consumption, stress levels, sleep habits, physical fitness, and menstruation among females. However, some variations in the results were observed among participants using oral contraceptives. “Based on our study, drinking one or two caffeinated beverages in a day does not appear to be linked to developing a migraine headache, however, three or more servings may be associated with a higher odds of developing a headache,” comments lead investigator Dr. Elizabeth Mostofs...