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Would you get enough magnesium? Studies suggest type two diabetes risk may fall as magnesium intake increases

Would you get enough magnesium in your diet? Do you realize it could possibly assist in preventing diabetes type 2?

Dr. Ka He of the University of North carolina at Chapel Hill and colleagues have found that people who taken the most magnesium from foods and vitamin supplements were about 50 % as more likely to develop diabetes within the next twenty years as those who took in the least magnesium.

Within their study, the researchers viewed magnesium intake and diabetes risk in 4,497 women and men aged 18 to thirty years old, none of whom were diabetic at the study's outset. Throughout a 20-year follow-up period, 330 of the subjects developed diabetes.

Individuals with the highest magnesium intake were 47 percent less prone to develop diabetes compared to those with the lowest intakes (average of 100 milligrams of magnesium per 1,000 calories).

They noted, however, that large clinical trials testing the end results of magnesium on diabetes risk are essential to find out whether a causal relationship truly exists.

The outcome of this study could explain why usage of whole grains, which can be an excellent source of magnesium, is related to lower diabetes risk. And while whole grains really are a common source of magnesium, there are many other sources of magnesium to think about.

Green vegetables for instance spinach are great sources because the center of the chlorophyll molecule (which gives vegetables their color) contains magnesium. Some legumes (beans and peas), seeds and nuts, and whole, unrefined grains are good sources.

Tap water may also be a source of magnesium, though the amount varies according to the water supply. Water that naturally contains more minerals is called "hard."

The proposed causes why an increased intake of magnesium could lower the risk for developing type two diabetes vary, but according to the National Institutes of Health, Magnesium plays an essential role in carbohydrate metabolism. It may influence the release and activity of insulin, the hormone that helps command blood glucose (sugar) levels.

The lesson? Increasing magnesium intake might be very important for improving insulin sensitivity, reducing systemic inflammation, and decreasing diabetes risk

And you? Exactly what are you looking forward to? Begin right now to introduce more magnesium rich foods as part of your daily diet!

About me: A. Bernstein is writing for the <a href="http://www.hypoglycemicdiet.org/">hypoglycemic recipes</a> website, her personal hobby blog dedicated to suggestions to assist individuals to stop Diabetes and improve the awareness on healthy eating.

Article source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_103722.html

By Anna Bernstein

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