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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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10:55AM PST on Nov 18, 2012

Thank you

2:19AM PDT on Oct 6, 2012

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

5:20AM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

great ideas

6:05AM PDT on Sep 16, 2012

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

4:55AM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

Thanks for the info.

8:21PM PDT on Mar 31, 2012

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.

11:48AM PDT on Mar 31, 2012

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

4:47PM PST on Feb 4, 2012


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4:03AM PDT on Aug 28, 2011

please sign my diabetes related petition, gracias

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