Dietary magnesium intake is inversely associated with serum C-reactive protein levels: meta-analysis and systematic review
http://www.nature.com/ejcn/journal/v68/ ... 0147a.html
A data set derived from seven cross-sectional studies including 32 918 participants was quantitatively assessed. A weighted inverse association between Mg intake and serum CRP levels was observed (β-coefficient: −0.0028; 95% confidence interval (CI), −0.0043 to −0.0013; Ptrend=0.001) from four cross-sectional studies. The pooled OR (95% CI) of having CRP greater than or equal to 3 mg/l was 1.49 (1.18–1.89) on comparing the lowest to the highest group of Mg intake from three studies with the data available. Qualitative assessment among five intervention studies also showed a potential beneficial effect of Mg intake on serum CRP levels.
This meta-analysis and systematic review indicates that dietary Mg intake is significantly and inversely associated with serum CRP levels. The potential beneficial effect of Mg intake on chronic diseases may be, at least in part, explained by inhibiting inflammation.
re LDL. last time i helped someone deal with elevated cholesterol issues specifically, it was personal real life stuff and ended up being was the impetus for going vegan in the 90s. worked short term. big mistake long term. maybe more bran and exercise???
glad you are feeling better. fwiw it's worth i don't take paracetamol or other similar pain killers - only extra one or two magnesium glycinate powder caps if it comes right down to it.