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Articles November 2014 Issue

Extra Magnesium May Boost Your Physical Performance

Daily supplements improve seniors’ scores in key fitness tests.

Getting more magnesium might help you maintain mobility as you age. A new Italian randomized trial reports that daily supplementation with 300 milligrams of magnesium improved physical performance in older women. Among the benefits was a faster gait speed—a key factor in diagnosing sarcopenia, the frailty associated with loss of lean muscle mass in aging.

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