Magnesium for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease

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

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.