Higher serum magnesium linked to lower incidence of coronary artery disease diabetes

Higher serum magnesium levels may be protective against developing coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and diabetes, new research suggests. The research, conducted on residents of Mexico City who had no symptoms of cardiovascular disease, showed that subjects in the highest quartile of serum magnesium had an almost 70 percent lower odds of getting type 2 diabetes, just under 50 percent lower odds of developing hypertension and over 40 percent lower odds of having subclinical atherosclerosis (defined as coronary artery calcification or CAC).

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