Magnesium Reduces Stroke Risk

Recent research has shown some very interesting relationships between magnesium and the risks for stroke, diabetes and hypertension.

The findings of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, suggest that low blood levels of magnesium may increase the risk of stroke by 25%.

Researchers concluded that increasing levels of the mineral could decrease the risk of ischemic stroke, and that this was probably due to magnesium’s effects on blood pressure and on diabetics.

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