A new study found that 12 weeks of supplementation with Magnesium Oxide improved physical performance in elderly women who were healthy at the onset of the study.
139 women participated in this study. These women with a mean age of 71.5 years all attended a fitness program involving mild exercise. Participants were randomly assigned to receive either 300 mg of magnesium per day or a placebo via a computer generated sequence. Individuals were assessed at baseline and again after the 12 week study period. Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) improved significantly for the group supplementing with magnesium. SPPB scores were the same for both groups before the onset of the study. Better results were seen in participants whose dietary magnesium intake was bellow the Recommended Dietary Allowance.
Further study is needed.
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