Magnesium, Calcium Levels Possibly Linked to Inflammation and Metabolic Disorders in Fibromyalgia

Magnesium, Calcium Levels Possibly Linked to Inflammation and Metabolic Disorders in Fibromyalgia
Low levels of magnesium in the blood are associated with greater levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation, while calcium levels appear to be correlated with values of triglycerides, a type of fat, in women with fibromyalgia, a study has found. The study, “Relations between serum magnesium and calcium levels and body composition and metabolic parameters in women with fibromyalgia,” was published in the journal Advances in Rheumatology. Magnesium and calcium may play a role in the risk of metabolic disorders and inflammation, but larger and deeper studies are needed to clarify their effects on the wellness of people with fibromyalgia. In addition to chronic pain, patients with fibromyalgia usually have a higher body mass index (BMI) and are less physically active, compared to the general population. This makes patients more prone to develop metabolic syndrome — a condition in which a combination of increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol and triglycerides (fat) levels, increase th
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