C-reactive protein is a marker for inflammation and higher concentrations are associated with an increased risk for diabetes. This study determined whether magnesium supplementation modifies C-reactive protein (hsCRP) levels in healthy adults with prediabetes (high blood sugar levels but not in the diabetes range) and low magnesium levels (hypomagnesemia). A total of 62 men and non-pregnant women aged 18-65 years, with diagnosis of prediabetes and hypomagnesemia, were enrolled. The researchers found that magnesium supplementation decreased hsCRP levels in healthy participants with prediabetes and hypomagnesemia, thus indicating a diabetes-preventive effect of this micronutrient. Further details can be found in the study.
Diana P Brostow, Andrew O Odegaard, Woon-Puay Koh, Sue Duval, Myron D Gross, Jian-Min Yuan, Mark A Pereira