Magnesium Deficiency May Result in a Shorter Life
August 27, 2011
Low serum magnesium levels have been connected with the development of left ventricular hypertrophy. This link exists independently of other common cardiovascular risk factors, according to research.
A recent study postulated that, since left ventricular hypertrophy has significant prognostic implications, serum magnesium levels might be associated with cardiovascular mortality.
According to the study, as linked by Green Med Info:
"Mortality in subjects with [magnesium deficiency] was significantly higher for all-cause deaths ...and cardiovascular deaths ... This corresponds well with recent findings that hypomagnesemia is associated with the increase of left ventricular mass over the following years."
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