Serum and dietary magnesium and risk of ischemic stroke: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.

@article{Ohira2009SerumAD,
  title={Serum and dietary magnesium and risk of ischemic stroke: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.},
  author={Tetsuya Ohira and James M. Peacock and Hiroyasu Iso and Lloyd Ellwood Chambless and Wayne D. Rosamond and Aaron R Folsom},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={169 12},
  pages={1437-44}
}
The authors sought to examine the relation between serum or dietary magnesium and the incidence of ischemic stroke among blacks and whites. Between 1987 and 1989, 14,221 men and women aged 45-64 years took part in the first examination of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study cohort. The incidence of stroke was ascertained from hospital records. Higher serum magnesium levels were associated with lower prevalence of hypertension and diabetes mellitus at baseline. During the 15-year… CONTINUE READING