Better Control of Inflammation
A diet low in magnesium has been linked to unwanted increases in the inflammatory process. While some amount of inflammation is necessary to support normal immune function and tissue repair after injury, chronic and low-grade inflammation has increasingly been tied to increased risk of heart disease, obesity, and diabetes.
Restoring magnesium levels to recommended intakes has led to normalization of inflammation in clinical trial settings. For example, one large clinical trial found that a Nordic diet strategy — a diet rich in fish, whole grains, and vegetables as sources of magnesium — led to a suppression of the important inflammatory trigger interleukin http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=75