Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for March 23, 2007


Magnesium and zinc levels associated with 50% decline in cancer mortality
By Bill Sardi

There is a growing body of evidence that magnesium and zinc play important roles in countering the deleterious effects of loose copper in the body. Copper is required for growth and expansion of tumors as well as the formation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis) that facilitate the spread (metastasis) of cancer. [Journal Trace Elements Medical Biology 18: 1-8, 2004]

The latest study, conducted by researchers at the Pasteur Institute in France, among 4035 men age 30-60 years over a period of 18 years, found males with the highest blood serum concentration of magnesium and zinc experienced up to a 50% reduction in cancer mortality, while high copper levels combined with low zinc and magnesium produced elevated cancer death rates. [Epidemiology 17: 308014, 2006]

Remarkably, 10% of the U.S. population consumes less than half the recommended dietary allowance for zinc and are at increased risk for zinc deficiency. [Journal Nutritional Biochemistry 15: 572-78, 2004]

Most Americans are also deficient in magnesium.

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March 23, 2007 - Posted by | Health | , , ,

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