Magnesium Intake Decreases the Risk of Getting Diabetes

Published: October 3, 2012

This interesting review of 7 studies called a "meta-analysis" analyzed data from 286,668 participants and 10,912 people who later developed diabetes. The overall risk of developing diabetes was decreased by 14% for each 100 mg/day increase in their daily magnesium intake. As magnesium deficiency is the single most important nutritional deficiency in Americans (causing fatigue, pain, heart disease and many other problems), this is one more reason to increase nuts, beans, whole grains and green leafy vegetables. A good multivitamin powder also has 200 mg of magnesium per scoop.


"Magnesium intake and risk of type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis," Larsson SC, Wolk A, J Intern Med, 2007; 262(2): 208-14.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. His newest book (June 10, 2024) is You Can Heal From Long COVID. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

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