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Magnesium reduces chances for diabetes
Doctors who reviewed 18 diabetes studies said that good magnesium levels in the diet reduce chances of developing type 2 diabetes. In nine of the studies covering 670 people, those taking magnesium supplements had lower fasting blood sugar levels compared to placebo. In three of the studies, covering 453 people, those who took a magnesium supplement had better blood sugar levels compared to placebo two hours after a meal. And, in five of the studies, doctors found those with better magnesium levels from diet and supplements had less insulin resistance. Discussing the findings, doctors said taking magnesium supplements has a beneficial role, improves glucose handling in those with diabetes, and improves insulin sensitivity in those who have greater chances of developing type 2 diabetes.


Reference: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition; 2016, Dec;70(12):1354-1359.
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