Nageen Sharma
Craniosacral therapy
Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
Years of experience 3

Total years in practice: 3

Published Date
September 30, 2015
Abstract Authors
Lucy K M Bain, Phyo K Myint, Amy Jennings, Marleen A H Lentjes, Robert N Luben, Kay-Tee Khaw, Nick J Wareham, Ailsa A Welch
Abstract Source
Int J Cardiol. 2015 Oct 1 ;196:108-14. Epub 2015 May 31. PMID: 26082204
Abstract Affiliation
Lucy K M Bain
Study Type
Cancer Care, Gastritis
Functional Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Nutrition, Integrative Medicine, Diet Therapy
Abstract Content
Dietary magnesium could modify the major stroke risk factors, high blood pressure (BP) and cholesterol, but has been understudied in both sexes in a single population. This study aimed to investigate if dietary magnesium intake was associated with BP, total cholesterol (TC) and incident stroke risk in an adult population.
We conducted cross-sectional analyses in a case-cohort study of 4443, men and women aged 40-75, representative of 25,639 participants years of the EPIC (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer)-Norfolk cohort. The cohort included 928 stroke cases (42,556.5 person years). Dietary data from 7 day food diaries were analysed using multivariate regression to assess associations between quintiles or data-derived categories of dietary magnesium intake and BP, TC and stroke risk, adjusted for relevant confounders.
We observed differences of -7 mmHg systolic BP (P trend? 0.01) and -3.8 mmHg diastolic BP (P trend=0.01) between extreme intakes of magnesium in men, a significant inverse association with TC was observed (P trend=0.02 men and 0.04 women). Compared to the bottom 10%, the top 30% of magnesium intake was associated with a 41% relative reduction in stroke risk (HR 0.59; 95% CI 0.38-0.93) in men. CONCLUSIONS: Lower dietary magnesium intake was associated with higher BP and stroke risk, which may have implications for primary prevention.
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