Magnesium Deficiency Sets the Stage for Plaque in the Arteries

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Posted on 11th December 2009 by admin in Health Alerts


A new animal study shows that low levels of magnesium promotes plaque formation in the arteries. During the study period magnesium deficient animals developed significantly more plaque in their aortas.

The researchers fed rabbits a diet known to produce atherosclerotic plaque. The thickness of artery walls increased 42% in magnesium lacking animals. LDL cholesterol was highest in the magnesium lacking rabbits and lowest in the magnesium supplemented rabbits.

This study adds further science to the idea that a diet lacking in magnesium sets the stage for heart disease.

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