Beneficial effects of oral magnesium supplementation on insulin sensitivity and serum lipid profile

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BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies have associated low dietary Mg2+ intake with insulin resistance (IR) and increased risk for metabolic syndrome; however, the effect of Mg2+ supplementation on IR has not been adequately investigated. This study aimed to investigate the effects of oral Mg2+ supplementation on insulin sensitivity (IS) and serum lipids.MATERIAL/METHODS: Forty-eight patients with mild […]

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Magnesium responsiveness to insulin and insulin-like growth factor I in erythrocytes from normotensive and hypertensive subjects

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Depletion of intracellular free magnesium (Mg(i)) is a characteristic feature of insulin resistance in essential hypertension, but it is not clear to what extent low Mg(i) levels contribute to insulin resistance, result from it, or both. As insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) may improve insulin resistance, we investigated whether this peptide could similarly improve […]

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Role of dietary magnesium in cardiovascular disease prevention, insulin sensitivity and diabetes

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes the evidence for benefits of magnesium on metabolic abnormalities, inflammatory parameters, and cardiovascular risk factors and related-potential mechanisms. Controversy due to contrasting results in the literature is also discussed.RECENT FINDINGS: Increased dietary magnesium intake confers protection against the incidence of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. It […]

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Magnesium deficiency modulates the insulin signaling pathway in liver but not muscle of rats

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Altered insulin secretion and sensitivity have been observed in Mg-deficient animals. However, the effects of Mg deficiency and supplementation on intracellular signaling events triggered by insulin are unknown. Therefore, we studied the early steps of insulin action in muscle and liver of rats fed Mg-deficient (DF-6, DF-11) or control (CO-6, CO-11) diets for 6 […]

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Dietary magnesium prevents fructose-induced insulin insensitivity in rats

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Increased dietary fructose may produce insulin insensitivity and elevate blood pressure in rats. It is possible that the reduced magnesium content of the high-fructose commercial diet used in some studies may play a role in these abnormalities because it is known that magnesium deficiency can produce insulin insensitivity and increased angiotensin II action in […]

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Magnesium may mediate the favorable impact of whole grains on insulin sensitivity by acting as a mild calcium antagonist

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Recent epidemiology has linked high consumption of whole grains with reduced risk for diabetes, coronary disease, stroke, and various types of cancer; there is reason to suspect that improved insulin sensitivity is largely responsible for this protection. This phenomenon may be partially explained by the lower glycemic indices of some whole grain food products […]

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Intracellular magnesium and insulin resistance: results in Pima Indians and Caucasians

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Intracellular magnesium is a cofactor for numerous enzymes involved in carbohydrate metabolism. Magnesium accumulation is dependent upon insulin action and correlates with insulin-mediated glucose uptake. As Pima Indians are known to be insulin resistant, we investigated whether, in response to insulin infusion, they have lower erythrocyte magnesium accumulation than Caucasians. Insulin-mediated glucose uptake was […]

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Dietary magnesium intake in relation to plasma insulin levels and risk of type 2 diabetes in women

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OBJECTIVE: Higher intake of magnesium appears to improve glucose and insulin homeostasis; however, there are sparse prospective data on the association between magnesium intake and incidence of type 2 diabetes.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: In the Women’s Health Study, a cohort of 39,345 U.S. women aged >/=45 years with no previous history of cardiovascular disease, […]

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Magnesium, the metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes mellitus

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Magnesium is an essential mineral and has been established as a cofactor for over 300 metabolic reactions in the body. Some research has indicated that lower intakes of magnesium and lower serum magnesium concentrations may lead to and are associated with the metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and/or type 2 diabetes mellitus. The goal of […]

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Oral magnesium supplementation improves insulin sensitivity in non-diabetic subjects with insulin resistance. A double-blind placebo-controlled randomized trial

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OBJECTIVE: Although hypomagnesemia reduces insulin sensitivity, benefits of magnesium supplementation to non-diabetic insulin resistant subjects has not been established. Our purpose was to determine whether oral magnesium supplementation with magnesium chloride (MgCl2) 2.5 g daily modify insulin sensitivity in non-diabetic subjects.MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was a 3 months randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Apparently […]

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