Friday, November 14, 2014

Maintaining proper magnesium levels lower diabetes risk by 37%


Sufficient magnesium intake may help deter the onset of diabetes, particularly in those exhibiting precursor symptoms, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.

One of the most overlooked minerals, magnesium is essential for good health, as its versatility meets a variety of the body's needs. It's responsible for over 300 different chemical reactions, including keeping your energy levels up, assisting with relaxation, providing optimal heart health and digesting proteins, carbs and fats.

Led by Adela Hruby, Ph.D., new research found that healthy people with the highest magnesium intake were 37 percent less likely to develop high blood sugar or excess circulating insulin, a precursor for diabetes.

Patients exhibiting early signs of diabetes benefited significantly from adequate magnesium consumption. Those who consumed the most magnesium were 32 percent less likely to develop diabetes compared with their counterparts who incorporated very little of the mineral into their diet.

Consuming plenty of whole grains, fish, veggies, dark chocolate, nuts and seeds can help lower your risk of developing diabetes

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