What is it about?
It has been known for years that 10 to 30 percent of people with type 2 diabetes have a magnesium deficiency. The long-term consequences of such a deficiency were unknown until now. Patients with type 2 diabetes and a magnesium deficiency have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.
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Why is it important?
Hypomagnesemia is often been considered an harmless side-effect of diabetes. This study demonstrates that higher magnesium levels are associated with decreased risk of heart failure, atrial fibrillation and microvascular complications.
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This page is a summary of: Serum Magnesium Is Inversely Associated With Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation, and Microvascular Complications in Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes Care, June 2021, American Diabetes Association, DOI: 10.2337/dc21-0236.
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