Lower Magnesium intake tied to rising blood sugar
Lower Magnesium intake tied to rising
The University of
Massachusetts Medical School measured the Magnesium intake of 234 people and
found that over 70% did not meet the RDA for Magnesium consumption. This is in
keeping with other research indicating that less than 20% to 30% of the
population consumes adequate Magnesium.
Their Magnesium intake was graded at the start of the study, and again
six-months and twelve-months into the study. All of these234 people had
syndrome is quit common in the USA and consists of health risks that would be found in a cluster of dangerous
conditions that damage health and shorten lifespan. These conditions include
obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and triglycerides, increasing
levels of sugar in the blood and insulin resistance. Fatty infiltration of the
liver and/or generalized inflammation is also commonly part of the syndrome.
People with metabolic syndrome can have many of these conditions but do not have
to have them all. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that
some 75 million Americans suffer with metabolic syndrome.
intake for Magnesium in these people on the road to terrible health was 287 mg
per day. The higher the amount of Magnesium consumed daily the better their
response to insulin. Fasting blood sugar and insulin levels were tied directly
into Magnesium intake. People in the top 25% of Magnesium intake had much better
fasting blood sugar and insulin levels compared to the bottom 25% of daily
intake with a 71% lower odds of having sugar and insulin abnormalities. For individuals meeting the RDA for
Magnesium, they had a 63% chance of having better blood sugar levels and insulin
over time. These findings indicate that Magnesium intake is inadequate among
non-diabetic individuals with metabolic syndrome and suggest that increasing
dietary magnesium to meet the RDA has a protective effect on insulin resistance.
The study is published on October 2013 in the journal