Adequate daily supplementation with magnesium may reduce cardiovascular inflammation (CRP)

July 27, 2006

CRP (C reactive protein) is a protein released into the blood at an elevated level when you are inflamed. When CRP is chronically but modestly elevated it is predictive of future cardiovascular events such as a heart attack or stroke. In this study from the Medical University of South Carolina 10,024 people with valid measurements of both CRP levels and supplemental magnesium intake were analyzed. People with a total magnesium intake below the RDA were found to be 40% more likely to have elevated CRP levels. The study is published in the current issue of the journal Nutrition Research.

Commentary by Jerry Hickey, R.Ph.

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