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Magnesium, potassium reduce stroke
In a large, long-term study of 180,864 women, those who got the most magnesium from diet and supplements were 19 percent less likely to have had a stroke compared to women who got the least magnesium over the 30-year follow-up period. Magnesium provided this protection from stroke at 868 mg per day.

Doctors also measured the effects of potassium and found women who got 883 mg of potassium per day were 11 percent less likely to have had a stroke compared to women who got the least. Women who combined magnesium and potassium to achieve the highest “mineral diet score” were 22 percent less likely to have had an ischemic stroke, where blood supply to the brain is decreased, and 28 percent less likely to have had a stroke of any kind over the 30-year study.


Reference:
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; 2015, 101:1269-77.
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