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.

Copyright Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD.† Adapted from the free e-newsletter World’s Healthiest News, July edition.

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104 comments

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Frans Badenhorst
Frans Badenhorst3 years ago

great news then.... also, a good thing we take MagSR....

Abbe A.
Azaima A.3 years ago

great ideas

Mrs M.
Mrs M.3 years ago

I think weight and laziness are the major factors in Type 2.

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton3 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Heidi Awes
Heidi Aubrey3 years ago

I take a magnesium supplement(magnesium taurate-the most beneficial form) separate from my multi-vitamin because its such a large amount compared to the minerals in my daily vite, that it crouds them out so they(zinc, manganese,boron,selenium, molybdenum,etc) won't be absorbed well. I also take my calcium(calcium citrate-most absorbable form) for the same reason.

Kerrie G.
Kerrie G.3 years ago

Wow...that's interesting...thankyou.

Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson4 years ago

thanks

Tim Cheung
Tim C.4 years ago

thanks

alicia m.
alicia m.4 years ago

please sign my diabetes related petition, gracias

http://www.change.org/petitions/por-la-investigacin-de-la-diabetes-no-ms-recortes-no-more-diabetes-investigation-funds-cuts