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Magnesium improves blood sugar control

Doctors who reviewed 18 diabetes studies said that healthy 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.

Additionally, in three of the studies (made up of 453 people), those who took a magnesium supplement had better blood sugar levels compared to placebo two hours after a meal. Furthermore, 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, improving glucose handling in those with diabetes and improving insulin sensitivity in those with greater chances of developing type 2 diabetes.

 

 

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