Magnesium helps with inflammation levels in pre-diabetics
People with low levels of magnesium may have an inflammatory response that can lead to type 2 diabetes. Doctors wanted to see if magnesium could lower inflammation in healthy people who were either pre-diabetic or low in magnesium.

In the study, 62 men and non-pregnant women, aged 18 to 65, with a new diagnosis of pre-diabetes or low magnesium took 382 mg of magnesium per day or a placebo. The group ate a controlled diet and exercised for 30 minutes three times per week. The diet was 40 percent carbohydrate, 40 percent fat, and 20 percent protein. After three months, magnesium levels had increased more than twice as much in the magnesium group compared to the placebo group; and inflammation, measured as high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, decreased 20 percent more in the magnesium group.

Reference: Arch Med Res. 2014 May;45(4):325-30.
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