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Magnesium and brain function

25 Jan

Seth Roberts links to this report in Nature titled “Testing magnesium’s brain-boosting effects.”

This is an interesting result but please note that the research was funded by a pharmaceutical company that might have an interest in the outcome. In addition, the sample size was small. There is a recurring arc for this type of claim; initial studies with small sample sizes show large effects while later, better designed, research finds no or little effect. Best to keep an open mind but be willing to re-evaluate in the face of new evidence.

There is evidence that the modern diet may be deficient of magnesium.

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