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Keys to Safe Weight | "Mad Mag" for Weight, Blood Sugar

From eNewsletter 1/9/2019

DID YOU KNOW that grandparents play a crucial role in how their grandchildren eat?

Aside from the fact that many grandparents directly feed their grandchildren meals on a weekly basis, grandparents can make a difference just by making gentle suggestions if they see that their grandchildren are not being fed optimally.

A study from the upcoming March issue of Appetite suggests that grandparents should be considered crucial to efforts to increase healthy eating in children and address childhood obesity. We agree!

"Mag Max" for Weight, Blood Sugar

Bonnie & Steve: Two new studies elucidate the benefits of magnesium for weight and blood sugar balance.

The objective of a study in the December issue of Nutrition Journal was to evaluate the association between usual intake vitamins A, C, E and magnesium with body mass index, waist circumference, and blood glucose concentrations in healthy adults aged 20 to 65.

Higher dietary magnesium intake was associated with lower markers of adiposity (fat) in men and women, as well as an average decrease in blood glucose in women.

A study from the December issue of Nutrients suggests that daily administration of as little as 250 mg. of oral magnesium supplements indicated a significant improvement in HbA1C, insulin levels, C-peptide, and HOMA versus a group that were did not take magnesium supplements. All of the aforementioned are markers used to assess those near or in a type 2 diabetic state.

Maintain, Achieve a Safe Weight

Steve & Bonnie: There are myriad factors involved in maintaining or achieving a safe weight. While we always prefer consultation to assess your individual needs, here are some of the raw materials to use to create your foundation....This article is reserved for NCI Well Connect Members. You can get this article by signing up here.

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