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Public Health England (2014) Long Term Health Conditions.

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  • TITLE: Low Dietary Magnesium Intake and Hypertension

    AUTHORS: Lindsy Kass, Keith R. Sullivan

    KEYWORDS: Magnesium, Hypertension, UK RNI, USA RDA, Blood Pressure, Dietary Intake

    JOURNAL NAME: World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases, Vol.6 No.12, December 7, 2016

    ABSTRACT: Purpose: Magnesium (Mg) is a key factor in blood pressure regulation. However, only in recent years, magnesium dietary intake has been studied in relation to hypertension, with equivocal conclusions. Further no comparisons have previously been made between the UK general population and primary hypertensives, the UK RNI and the USARDA. Methods: Twenty-five hypertensives (HT) (mean age 63.4 y) and twenty-one normotensives (mean age 46.7 y) were recruited from the same geographical area. Food diaries were completed and analysed to determine average daily Mg intake. Mg intake was compared between the observed group (OB), normotensives (NT) and general population (GP) and both the UK RNI and the USA RDA. Results: Study participants had a significantly lower dietary Mg intake than the UK RNI (p Conclusions: Daily Mg intake in hypertensives is lower than the general population, the UK RNI and the USA RDA. Daily magnesium intake reduces with age. These findings suggest that low Mg dietary intake increases the risk of hypertension.