A new study reports a protective effect against the risk of sudden cardiac death in women who consume higher levels of dietary magnesium.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 88,000 women. Over the 26 year follow-up period, women whose magnesium intake was among the highest 25 percent of the subjects had a 34 percent lower adjusted risk of sudden cardiac death.
According to the article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition:
"Given that most Americans do not meet the RDA [recommended daily allowance] for magnesium, increasing intake of magnesium presents a potential opportunity for sudden cardiac death prevention in the general population."