Recent research suggests that magnesium may be effective in preventing dementia.
Magnesium plays various roles in the body and is used not only in intravenous drips and supplements but also in creams and bath additives. This study focused on over 6,000 individuals aged 40 and above in the UK with normal cognitive abilities.
The results showed that those who consumed over 550mg of magnesium per day had a brain age that was one year younger at age 55 compared to those who consumed less than 350mg, and they also had less brain shrinkage associated with aging.
The effect was particularly strong in women, especially postmenopausal women, where brain aging was found to be prevented.
Although this study focused on magnesium intake through diet, it is worth considering the supplementation of magnesium through supplements and intravenous administration as more proactive measures for dementia prevention.
Dr. Munenori Matsuzawa
Aoyama Medical Clinic
Alateeq, K., Walsh, E.I. & Cherbuin, N. Dietary magnesium intake is related to larger brain volumes and lower white matter lesions with notable sex differences. Eur J Nutr, 2023