Researchers investigated how magnesium intake influences dementia risk factors.
They found that a higher magnesium intake is linked to lower dementia risk.
Further research is needed to confirm the results.
In 2019, 57.4 million people had dementia globally. By 2050, this figure is expected to rise to 152.8 million.
One study that followed 1,000 middle-aged adults for 17 years found that those taking the highest levels of magnesium had a 37% lower risk of developing dementia compared to those who took the least amount.
Further research on the link between magnesium and cognitive status could inform preventative strategies for dementia.
Recently, researchers investigated how magnesium intake over time affects dementia risk. They found that higher magnesium intake is linked to better brain health especially in women.