Magnesium intake is inversely associated with risk of obesity in a 30-year prospective follow-up study among American young adults

Year Published: 2020


Eur J Nutr


Lu L, Chen C, Yang K, Zhu J, Xun P, Shikany JM, He K


This study looked at the relationship between magnesium intake and incidence of obesity in 5,115 American young adults over a 30-year period. The participants were recruited in 1985-1986 and followed for 30 years. Dietary evaluations were done in 8 follow-ups. Peanuts and peanut butter are excellent sources of Magnesium. The vitamin is also found in seeds, whole grains, legumes, and dark-green vegetables.

Key Findings

Key Findings: The results showed that magnesium intake was consistently associated with lower incidence of obesity. In addition, intake of magnesium-rich foods like nuts were also associated with lower obesity incidence.