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2015-11-09

Magnesium and Metabolic Syndrome: A Meta-Analysis

I've covered this at least a couple times before, so this new study is just more confirmation--strengthening the evidence. In fact, this new study was a meta-analysis and systematic review, which adds a lot of weight behind magnesium's metabolic benefits.

The authors of this new meta-analysis looked at eight papers that provided data on almost 3500 individuals with and without metabolic syndrome (MetS). After analyzing the pooled data, the numbers suggest that higher intakes of magnesium were associated with about a 20% reduced risk of MetS.

Of course, being involved in over 300 reactions in the body, there are many potential ways for magnesium to exert its positive effects; however, one way is to support cellular energetics, which is why magnesium was one of the star nutrients I cover in my book Life: The Epic Story of Our Mitochondria.

Magnesium is also the faster growing mineral (in sales) globally, and considering most people are deficient in this critical mineral, small amounts of supplementation is probably in order for most.

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Source: Magnesium status and the metabolic syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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