Consuming sufficient magnesium is associated with a “modest but statistically significant” reduction in the risk of stroke.
Susanna C. Larsson, PhD, of the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, and her colleagues analyzed seven published studies on magnesium and stroke risk. Collectively, these studies involved 241,378 people and 6,477 people who had suffered a stroke.
Larsson reported that a 100 mg daily increase in magnesium intake was related to an 8 percent lower risk of stroke in general and a 9 percent lower risk of ischemic stroke. Magnesium did not seem to influence the risk of hemorrhagic stroke.
She noted that low magnesium intake has been associated with high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, and type-2 diabetes – each of which...
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