Magnesium may help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) according to a recent review published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 
In this systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health set out to determine what role magnesium may play in influencing the risk of CVD. While the role of circulating and dietary magnesium in CVD risk, ischemic heart disease (IHD) and fatal IHD is unclear, researchers hypothesised that they would be associated with an inverse risk for CVD.
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