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Magnes Res. 1999 Jun;12(2):131-7.

Magnesium in drinking water and the risk of death from diabetes mellitus.

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  • 1School of Public Health, Kaohsiung Medical College, Taiwan, Republic of China. chunyuh@cc.kmc.edu.tw

Abstract

This report examines whether magnesium in drinking water is protective against the probability of dying from diabetes mellitus. All eligible deaths from diabetes (6781 cases) of Taiwan residents from 1990 through 1994 were compared with deaths from other causes (6781 controls), and the levels of magnesium in the drinking water of these residents was determined. Data on magnesium levels in drinking water throughout Taiwan were obtained from the Taiwan Water Supply Corporation (TWSC). Controls were pair matched to the cases by sex, year of birth, and year of death. The results of the present study show that there seems to be a significant protective effect of magnesium intake from drinking water on the risk of dying from diabetes mellitus. This is an important finding for the Taiwan water industry and human health.

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