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More Magnesium may slash heart disease risk by 30% according to a Harvard analysis

Dec 06, 2013

More Magnesium may slash heart disease risk by 30% according to a Harvard analysis

A team of researchers from Harvard School of Public Health analyzed 16 human studies. The team led by Dr Dariush Mozaffarian crunched data that from 313,041 people. They found that for each 0.2 mmol/L increase in the level of circulating magnesium in the blood there was a corresponding 30% decrease in the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (America’s greatest killer). Also, increasing the level of magnesium found in the diet reduced the risk of ischemic heart disease by 22%. Ischemic heart disease is poor blood flow to the heart that could result in chest pain or trigger a heart attack. The findings are published online ahead of print in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.