Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

Year Published: 2018


Open Heart


James J DiNicolantonio, Jing Liu, and James H O’Keefe


This article is a review of the effect of magnesium deficiency on the cardiovascular system. Peanuts are an excellent source of magnesium.

Key Findings

Magnesium deficiency is associated with cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, cardiac arrythmia, sudden cardiac death, and atherosclerosis. Authors also note that deficiency can lead to poor glycemic control in diabetes.