Magnesium and heart health.

Q: What does magnesium do for heart health?

A: Magnesium is thought to help protect against cardiovascular disease.  Good dietary sources are beans, peas, and nuts.  Thiazide diuretics are commonly used to treat high blood pressure.  This type of drug can lower levels of magnesium in the body.  To learn more about why the body needs magnesium go to The Office of Dietary Supplements website.

Further Reading:
The Link Between Magnesium and Heart Health
Take This to Heart: A Diet for High Cholesterol

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