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Magnesium supplementation improves physical performance in older women

Tuesday, July 29, 2014. An article published ahead of print on July 9, 2014 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported findings from a trial involving healthy older women which associated improvements in physical performance with magnesium supplementation.

"Magnesium deficiency has proved capable of impairing exercise capacity and reducing physical performance," note authors Nicola Veronese of the University of Padova and her colleagues. "Magnesium depletion is also associated with an increased inflammatory state, muscle cell alterations attributable to increased oxidative stress, and impaired intracellular calcium homeostasis. All these factors negatively affect muscle mass and function and could exacerbate the sarcopenia typical of old age."

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