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Magnesium, Vitamin C and Natural Beta-Carotene are connected with a lower risk of hearing loss

Dec 11, 2013

Magnesium Vitamin C and Natural Beta-Carotene are connected with a lower risk of hearing loss

Researchers from the Department of Otolaryngology and the Kresge Hearing Research Institute at the University of Michigan Medical School along with other academic research institutions examined the intake of Beta-Carotene, Vitamin E, and the mineral Magnesium and their relationship with hearing in almost 2,600 people aged 20 to 69.

They examined the effects on the range of hearing for speech (o.5, 1, 2, and 4 kHz) and for high frequencies (3, 4 and 6 kHz). Higher intake of Beta-Carotene along with Magnesium or for Vitamin C along with Magnesium were well connected with better hearing for the range of speech tones and for the range of high frequency tones. The researchers conclude that higher intake of these antioxidant vitamins along with higher intake of the mineral magnesium are associated with lower risks of hearing loss. The study is published in the January, 2014 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.