Research Roundup

August 2013 Issue

Research Roundup: September 2013

Increased magnesium may reduce heart disease risk. Higher circulating levels and dietary intake of magnesium are associated with heart health benefits, according to a meta-analysis from Harvard, which included data from over 313,000 people. Increases in circulating magnesium was associated with a 30 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease, and increased dietary intake of magnesium-rich foods, such as whole grains, nuts, seeds, and vegetables (not supplements) showed a 22 percent lower risk of ischemic heart disease.

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