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While calcium and Vitamin D are front-runners when it comes to bone health, a new study reveals another contender for the top spot: magnesium. Researchers at the Universities of Bristol, UK, and Eastern Finland studied 2,245 men aged between 42 and 61 and found that those with lower magnesium blood levels were at a 44 per cent greater risk of sustaining fractures. A follow-up for 20 years showed that men with higher blood magnesium levels did not suffer a single fracture during this time. However, researchers found that magnesium taken in the form of supplements was beneficial, not through dietary intake.

Featured in Harmony — Celebrate Age Magazine
August 2017