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Magnesium May Help Prevent Hip Fractures

Magnesium Prevents Fractures

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  • Magnesium in drinking water may help protect against hip fractures
  • Magnesium influences activities of both osteoblasts (cells responsible for bone formation) and osteoclasts (the cells that break down your bone)
  • Magnesium may also play a role in preventing and fighting osteoporosis and plays an important role in heart health and much more
  • To date, more than 100 health benefits of magnesium have been identified so far
  • Up to 80 percent of Americans may be deficient in magnesium; organic green leafy vegetables like spinach and Swiss chard are excellent dietary sources

By Dr. Mercola

Magnesium is a crucially important mineral for optimal health, performing a wide array of biological functions, including playing an important role in bone health. In fact, of the 25 grams of magnesium found in an average adult, up to 60 percent of it is found in your bones.

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