By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cardiovascular Week -- Current study results on Cardiovascular Research have been published. According to news reporting out of Bad Oeynhausen, Germany, by NewsRx editors, the research stated, "Like vitamin D deficit, magnesium deficit is considered to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Several steps in the vitamin D metabolism, such as vitamin D binding to its transport protein and the conversion of vitamin D into the hormonal form 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D by hepatic and renal hydroxylation, depend on magnesium as a cofactor."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Ruhr University, "A new analysis of two National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys data sets, published in BMC Medicine, investigated potential interactions between magnesium intake, circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D, which is the generally accepted indicator of vitamin D status, and mortality. Data indicate a reduced risk of insufficient/deficient vitamin D status at high magnesium intake and an inverse association between circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D and mortality, particularly cardiovascular mortality, among those with magnesium intake above the median. The study provides important findings concerning potential metabolic interactions between magnesium and vitamin D and its clinical relevance."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "However, results should be considered preliminary since biochemical data on individual magnesium status were lacking, confounding cannot be excluded and questions on the dose-response relationship still remain to be answered."
For more information on this research see: Magnesium deficit - overlooked cause of low vitamin D status? BMC Medicine, 2013;11():1-3. BMC Medicine can be contacted at: Biomed Central Ltd, 236 Grays Inn Rd, Floor 6, London WC1X 8HL, England. (BioMed Central - www.biomedcentral.com/; BMC Medicine - www.biomedcentral.com/bmcmed/)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Zittermann, Ruhr University of Bochum, Heart Center North Rhine Westphalia, Clin Thorac & Cardiovasc Surg, D-32545 Bad Oeynhausen, Germany (see also Cardiovascular Research).
Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Germany, Magnesium, Light Metals, Bad Oeynhausen, Cardiovascular Research
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