People with good magnesium levels live longer
A large new study has found for the first time men and women with higher levels of magnesium were less likely to die from any cause compared to those with lower levels.

In the study were 7,216 older men and women without heart disease, but with greater chances of it, and who had type 2 diabetes or at least three of the following health factors: a family history of heart disease, overweight or obese, a current smoker, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and/or low levels of HDL—the good cholesterol. Participants ate a Mediterranean diet with extra olive oil or mixed nuts, or as a placebo were given advice on a low fat diet. After five years of follow-up, regardless of diet, those who averaged 454 mg of magnesium per day had 34 percent less chance of dying from all causes compared to those who averaged 318 mg of magnesium per day.

Reference: Journal of Nutrition; 2014, Vol. 144, No. 1, 55-60
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