Pancreatic cancer: It’s a silent killer that now claims the lives of as many as 55,000 people every single year. But a new study suggests that magnesium, a simple, inexpensive trace mineral, may be powerfully effective in helping to stamp it out without the need for chemotherapy or radiation.
The latest World Health Organization (WHO) statistics reveal that at least 60 percent of American adults are deficient in magnesium, which we know supports hundreds of important biological actions inside the body. And this widespread deficiency, research now shows, is directly associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, as well as a slew of other diseases.
A recent study published in the British Journal of Cancer took a closer look at the relationship between magnesium and pancreatic cancer. Scientists evaluated more than 66,000 participants between the ages of 50 and 76, 151 of whom developed pancreatic cancer during the course of the study.