According to French researchers, people with high levels of magnesium in their blood could reduce their risk of death from cancer and cardiovascular disease by up to 50 percent in some cases.
These latest findings published in the journal Epidemiology are based on the Paris Prospective Study 2, a study of over 4000 men between the ages of 30 and 60. Researchers found that participants with high levels of magnesium in their blood, approximately 0.85 millimoles per litre or more, experienced a decreased risk of death from cancer and cardiovascular disease.
In the same study, high levels of copper were found to be associated with negative health effects. Researchers found that higher amounts of copper than that found in the diet, confirmed previous findings that suggested a link to reduced immune function and lower antioxidant status.
This latest research on magnesium is important, since dietary surveys suggest many adults do not meet their daily requirement for magnesium. Magnesium is naturally found in green leafy vegetables, meats, starches, grains, nuts and milk.
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