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How Magnesium Prevents Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer has long troubled physicians and researchers. With a five-year survival rate and difficulty of identification, any prevention method is welcome. And a new study has found that Magnesium may be just what the doctor ordered.

The Pancreas

Your pancreas is about 6 inches (about 15 centimeters) long and looks something like a pear lying on its side. The pancreas secretes hormones, including insulin, to help your body process sugar in the foods you eat. And it produces digestive juices to help your body digest food.

The Cancer

It's not clear what causes pancreatic cancer and pancreatic cancer often has a poor prognosis, even when diagnosed early. Pancreatic cancer typically spreads rapidly and is seldom detected in its early stages, which is a major reason why it's a leading cause of cancer death. Signs and symptoms may not appear until pancreatic cancer is quite advanced and complete surgical removal isn't possible.

It has been proven that having or being at risk of diabetes can lead to pancreatic cancer. Also, multiple studies have shown that magnesium deficiency can lead to diabetes. By supplementing magnesium, you can greatly reduce your risk of diabetes. Until now there hasn’t been a study that shows the direct correlation between magnesium and pancreatic cancer.

The Study

Researchers analyzed a massive cache of data on more than 66,000 men and women looking at the direct association between magnesium and pancreatic cancer, and whether age, gender, body mass index and magnesium supplementation play a role. Of the participants in the study, 151 participants developed pancreatic cancer. By reviewing the data; age, gender, body mass index, did not appear to have an effect on lowering the chances of pancreatic cancer if the patient is magnesium deficient.

It was found that if a person is at risk for pancreatic cancer, or has any family history, being magnesium deficient can be associated with a 24% chance occurrence of pancreatic cancer.

The Prevention

Magnesium supplementation can be as easy as rubbing on a lotion as well. Dead Sea Magnesium Salts come in a variety of different forms such as oils, balms, and bath salts. Transdermal Magnesium Supplementation (applied to the skin) has been proven to be the best absorption method for supplementing Magnesium. Simply rub magnesium oil onto the soles of your feet or the inside of your forearms twice a day. Even with supplementing magnesium you will feel a general well-being and increase in your overall health, as well as preventing numerous diseases as well as pancreatic cancer.

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