“No need for me to come out to the house,” the doctor told the worried caller. “I’ve checked my files and you husband is a hypochondriac and doesn’t have a heart condition at all. He just thinks he does.”
A week later, the doctor telephoned to make sure his diagnosis had been correct. “How’s your husband today?” he asked.
“Worse,” came the reply. “Now he thinks he’s dead.”
A new study demonstrates that in individuals age 55 and over, magnesium deficiency is an independent risk factor for stiff arteries. Correcting this deficiency could have a major impact on cardiovascular health and may help to rectify associated problems such as high blood pressure.
Source: The relation between hypomagnesaemia and vascular stiffness in renal transplant recipients.