Dana E. King, MD, Arch G. Mainous III, PhD, Mark E. Geesey, MS, and Robert F. Woolson, PhD


Department of Family Medicine (D.E.K., A.G.M., M.E.G.), Department of Biometry, Bioinfomatics, and Epidemiology (R.F.W.), Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina


Key words:

dietary magnesium, CRP, cardiovascular, inflammation



Current dietary guidelines recommend adequate intake of magnesium (310 – 420mg daily) in order to maintain health and lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. Recent evidence from animal and clinical studies suggests that magnesium may be associated with inflammatory processes. The objective of this study was to determine whether dietary magnesium consumption is associated with C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation, in a nationally representative sample



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Dietary Magnesium and C-reactive Protein Levels.

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