Dr. Chauncey Crandall, From Newsmax Health
There is evidence that magnesium can help prevent sudden cardiac death (SCD), the largest cause of death in the United States.
One study, published in 2011, looked at data collected from the Nurses’ Health Study of 88,000 women who were followed for 26 years. Researchers analyzed the data to learn whether magnesium played a role in preventing SCD.
Their report, published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition, showed that the risk of SCD was significantly lower in women in the highest quartile of magnesium consumption. Women with the highest blood levels of magnesium had a 41 percent lower risk of sudden cardiac death.