Health Nugget - Higher Dietary Calcium and Magnesium Intakes Reduces the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Posted by Edna & Roger Boisjoli on September 16, 2011 at 11:35 AM

Diet and lifestyles play a primary role in the development of diabetes. This study looked at over 60,000 Chinese women and their dietary intake of calcium and magnesium. The researchers noted that the higher the intake of calcium and magnesium the lower the risk of the participant to develop type 2 diabetes. This study supports the hypothesis that calcium and magnesium play a protective role in the development of type 2 diabetes. This is why I always recommend that my patients not only eat a healthy diet, but also supplement this diet with optimal levels of calcium and magnesium. 


Villegas R, et al. Dietary calcium and magnesium intakes and the risk of type 2 diabetes: the Shanghai Women’s Health Study. Am J Clin Nutr 2009;891059-67


Thank you to Dr Ray Strand for allowing us to publish this information.

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