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Magnesium Cuts Risk of Diabetes by 50%!
Magnesium Cuts Risk For Diabetes by 50%...
In a new study, it was found that people who consumed the most magnesium, whether through diet or supplementation, cut their risk of developing diabetes over 20 years by about 50%! That's an amazing number!
Researchers don't know exactly why this happens but they do know that people who regularly consume whole grains (loaded with magnesium), have a lower diabetes' risk. They also know magnesium is an essential element in the processing of glucose (sugar) in the body.
Magnesium and Diabetes: The Study's Results...
The study conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, followed almost 5,000 people for 30 years. None had diabetes when the study began.
They found that the people who consumed the greatest amount of magnesium, about 200 mg. per 1000 calories consumed, were 47% less likely to develop diabetes over 20 years--than those who only consumed about 100 mg of magnesium per 1000 calories consumed.
The study was published in Diabetes Care.
Madam Aphrodite™ Speaks...
I have always known the value of magnesium and how important it is to our daily diet. Whether you eat a diet high in magnesium, or supplement with it, the point is: Are you getting enough?
Your doctor can do a simple blood test to measure your magnesium levels--and it's important that you know what they are.
Considering that a magnesium-rich diet (or supplementing with magnesium) can cut your diabetes' risk by close to 50%, I think you ought to analyze your diet, etc. to make sure you're consuming enough--or you can always supplement with magnesium--as I do.
CAUTION: The information included herein is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan.