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Do you suffer from high blood pressure?

If you do, you may be deficient in MAGNESIUM 

An observational study examined the effect of various nutritional factors on incidence of high blood pressure in over 30,000 US male health professionals. After four years of follow-up, it was found that a lower risk of hypertension was associated with dietary patterns that provided more magnesium, potassium, and dietary fibre. 

New scientific evidence from DASH clinical trials is strong enough that the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure states that diets that provide plenty of magnesium are positive lifestyle modifications for individuals with hypertension. This group recommends the DASH diet as a beneficial eating plan for people with hypertension and for those with "prehypertension" who desire to prevent high blood pressure.

Many healthcare professional are realising that blood pressure tablets are wrongly targeted for many people, and can cause undesirable side effects. 

Magnesium and diabetes
 In recent years, rates of type 2 diabetes have increased along with the rising rates of obesity.

Magnesium plays an important role in carbohydrate metabolism. It may influence the release and activity of insulin, the hormone that helps control blood glucose (sugar) levels. Low blood levels of magnesium are frequently seen in individuals with type 2 diabetes.

Low magnesium may worsen insulin resistance, a condition that often precedes diabetes. The kidneys will excrete magnesium during periods of severe hyperglycemia (significantly elevated blood glucose). In older adults, correcting magnesium depletion may improve insulin response and action.

One health study followed over 170,000 health professionals through diet questionnaires.  Over time, the risk for developing type 2 diabetes was greater in men and women with a lower magnesium intake. 
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