Interesting new theory. Further evaluation of this hypothesis is needed.
Our new #PURE paper just out in BMJ: 1) Virtually nobody meets the simultaneous target of low sodium (<2 g/d) with high potassium (>3.5 g/d); 2) Combined MODERATE sodium (3-5 g/d) with HIGH potassium intake is assoc w the LOWEST risk of mortality & CVD. https://t.co/WcfklDEunq
— Andrew Mente, PhD (@andrewmente) March 16, 2019
Phenomenal reporting from @alisonannyoung and @USATODAY. "[The] U.S. continues to watch other countries improve as it falls behind. Today, this is the most dangerous place in the developed world to give birth."https://t.co/FqqMI4wDFb pic.twitter.com/R6T8q9C1Sf
— Kaitlyn Patierno (@khpatierno) July 27, 2018
From the abstract:
Effects were observed regardless of age, gender, baseline magnesium levels, baseline severity of depression, or use of antidepressant treatments. It worked quickly, was well tolerated, and is much safer and less expensive than conventional treatments with medication.
This study found clinically significant results for the use of magnesium to improve both depression and anxiety. More research will hopefully be done in this area, but here is just another good reason to ensure your dietary magnesium uptake is sufficient.