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Magnesium Benefits Your Blood Pressure

Magnesium may reduce blood pressure in people with high blood pressure, according to new findings. The study adds to data from epidemiological studies that have reported more magnesium, potassium and calcium may reduce your risk of hypertension.

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Researchers recruited 155 people to take part in a double-blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized trial. The subjects were randomly assigned to receive either daily supplements of magnesium oxide or a placebo for 12 weeks.

At the end of the study, no significant differences were at first observed. However, when the researchers looked specifically at hypertensives, significant decreases in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure were observed in the magnesium group.

Resources: May 19, 2009
Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases April 7, 2009

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One reply on “Magnesium Benefits Your Blood Pressure”

Several other tests have shown that magnesium sourced from diet is more effective than supplements – so I would think both together are the way to go. A handful of pumpkin seeds (or almonds) or a cup of spinach each day will do wonders in this regard.

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