Wednesday, January 25, 2012

About Nutrition: Dietary Magnesium and Stroke Risk

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From Shereen Jegtvig, your Guide to Nutrition
This week I found an interesting research article about magnesium and strokes. I'll tell you about that research article and give you a little more information about magnesium. I also help out a reader who wants to know if he should take dietary supplements.

Have a great week!


Dietary Magnesium and Stroke Risk
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition came to the conclusion that dietary magnesium intake is inversely associated with the risk of ischemic stroke (these are the strokes caused by blood clots in the brain). Read more

What Is Magnesium?
Magnesium is a major mineral and is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body. About half of the magnesium in your body is stored in your bones, while the rest is at work in the cells of your organs and other tissues. Read more

Magnesium Deficiency
Symptoms of magnesium deficiency aren't common, but they can mimic other disorders. Not getting enough dietary magnesium may increase your risk of cardiovascular diseases and decreases your immune system function. Read more
See More About:  magnesium  vitamins and minerals 

Should I Take Dietary Supplements?
A reader asks, "Should I take a vitamin tablet or some kind of dietary supplement every day? Can I get everything I need from the foods I eat?" Read my answer
See More About:  vitamins  dietary minerals  calcium


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