Category Archives: Research

Stress Reduction and Magnesium Intake

Magnesium Intake and Stress Reduction

MMW Fortschr Med. 2016 Dec;158(Suppl 6):12-16. Epub 2016 Dec 8. [Long-term HRV analysis shows stress reduction by magnesium intake]. Wienecke E, Nolden C. Abstract BACKGROUND: Mental pressure and stress represent an ever-increasing socio-political challenge. The heart rate variability (HRV) measurement, which has its origin in the cardiac function diagnosis, gives information on the neurovegetative activity. [...]

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Calcium and Heart Health

A recent study entitled “More dietary calcium may lower risk of cardiovascular disease” Date:  April 3, 2016 Source: The Endocrine Society found that “In older people, higher dietary calcium intake may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, but not of stroke and fracture, new research suggests.” Expert Commentary – Carolyn Dean, MD, ND It [...]

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Colon Health – Polyps and Diet

Dr. Victor Marchione, M.D. – Colon polyps are small clumps of cells that form in the lining of the colon. Usually, colon polyps are harmless, but sometimes they can be indicative of a more serious condition such as colon cancer. Colon polyps can develop at any age, but are most commonly found in those over [...]

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Diabetes Prevention and Management

Scientific evidence strongly suggests that adequate dietary magnesium reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes. A meta-analysis of 13 prospective cohort studies examined this association in more than 500,000 subjects of diverse backgrounds. Results clearly demonstrated a significant inverse relationship between dietary magnesium and diabetes risk—a risk that isn’t altered when factors such as sex, [...]

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Headaches and Magnesium

June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month

Int Clin Psychopharmacol. 2016 May 2. Serum concentration of magnesium as an independent risk factor in migraine attacks: a matched case-control study and review of the literature. Assarzadegan F1, Asgarzadeh S, Hatamabadi HR, Shahrami A, Tabatabaey A, Asgarzadeh M. Abstract There is controversy over the role of magnesium in the etiology of migraine headaches. We [...]

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Breast Cancer and Magnesium

Magnesium and Breast Cancer

Expert Commentary: Carolyn Dean, MD, ND – The conclusion of a recent study (see below) about the effects of magnesium on breast cancer found that death after breast cancer is twice as likely without the intake of magnesium. A group of 1,170 women with breast cancer was followed for over 7 years at the end [...]

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Magnesium and Heart Failure Recovery

Magnesium and Type 2 Diabetes

Expert Commentary by Carolyn Dean, MD, ND – Magnesium and Type 2 Diabetes Study World J Diabetes. 2015 Aug 25; 6(10): 1152–1157. “Magnesium and type 2 diabetes”. Mario Barbagallo and Ligia J Dominguez In an August 2015 paper “Magnesium and Type 2 Diabetes, investigators confirm that diabetes is frequently associated with magnesium deficiency. A few [...]

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Drinking Water and Minerals

Heart Health and Magnesium Content of Water

Researchers at Bar-Ilan University and Tel Hashomer Hospital in Israel have found a clear connection between the lack of magnesium in desalinated water and a higher death rate in cardiac patients. The results were based on 4,700 cases in the Acute Coronary Syndrome Israeli Survey, a long-term study which between 2002 and 2013 gathered detailed [...]

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Magnesium and Prediabetes

Abstract: Over the past decades, hypomagnesemia (deficiency of magnesium in the blood) (serum Mg(2+) <0.7 mmol/L) has been strongly associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Patients with hypomagnesemia show a more rapid disease progression and have an increased risk for diabetes complications. Clinical studies demonstrate that T2DM patients with hypomagnesemia have reduced pancreatic β-cell activity [...]

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Drinking Water and Minerals

Lack of Minerals in Water Presents Health Threat

Abstract: The consumption of low mineral drinking water has been increasing around the world with the shortage of water resources and the development of advanced water treatment technologies. Evidences from systematic document reviews, ecological epidemiological observations, and experimental drinking water intervention studies indicate that lack of minerals in drinking water may cause direct or indirect [...]

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