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Keep Diabetes at Bay with Magnesium

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Magnesium supplements can improve blood sugar among people at high risk for developing diabetes. A study of 116 people with prediabetes, published in Diabetes & Metabolism, found that many were deficient in magnesium, and that supplementing with 382 mg of magnesium daily improved blood sugar levels by a significant 22 percent on average. Earlier research found that even among people with normal magnesium levels, 365 mg of magnesium supplements daily improved blood-sugar levels and reduced risk for diabetes.