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By November 1, 2022No Comments

Magnesium improved quality of life

  • Better daily activities and body factors

The body needs magnesium for energy, to transport potassium and calcium to tissues, and to help muscles contract and relax. This study measured magnesium in the diets of 61 men, aged 40 to 70, who had been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for one to seven years.

Overall, compared to those with lower levels, men who consumed more than 188.08 mg of magnesium per day had higher scores in the Health-Related Quality of Life Survey of physical, social, and psychological domains. The men also took the St. George’s respiratory questionnaire, with the high magnesium group reporting less frequent and severe symptoms, including daily activities that limit lung capacity. Men with good magnesium levels also had higher body mass index scores, more muscle mass, and greater arm circumference.

Doctors concluded higher dietary magnesium improved quality of life and nutritional status in those with COPD.

REFERENCE: NUTRIENTS; 2022, VOL. 14, NU14122484

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