Cut Your Diabetes Risk in Half
German scientists discovered that magnesium supplementation improves the bodyís sensitivity to insulin and significantly reduces the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.† In the study published in Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism, 52 overweight, insulin-resistant, non-diabetic men and women were given 345 mg of magnesium or a placebo every day for the length of the study, which was six months.
They found that the people taking magnesium had better-balanced blood sugar levels and improved insulin sensitivity, as well as improved blood pressure.† The researchers concluded that each 100 milligrams of magnesium supplemented with may lower a personís diabetes risk by 15 percent.
Diabetes currently affects approximately 8 percent of the population, or 24 million Americans.
Magnesium is found in pumpkin seeds, spinach, Swiss chard, soy beans, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, halibut, black beans, and navy beans.