Magnesium helps a feeble heart

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Magnesium may help a weak heart, a recent study suggests, WebMD
reports this week. Scientists at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in
Los Angeles carried...

Magnesium may help a weak heart, a recent study suggests, WebMD reports this week. Scientists at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles carried out research on the effects of Magnesium supplements on blood vessel function. Half of the patients in the study took a supplement containing 365 mg of magnesium twice a day for six months. The other half took a placebo. At the end of the study, the patients who took magnesium had better blood vessel function and their hearts showed less stress during treadmill exercise compared to the placebo group. Nearly three-quarters of the patients were magnesium-deficient at the beginning of the study, but their levels rose to nearly normal by the end. Full findings are published in the journal Circulation.

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