"According to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (1977) there have been more than 50 studies, in nine countries, that have indicated an inverse relationship between water hardness and mortality from cardiovascular disease. That is, people who drink water that is deficient in magnesium and calcium generally appear more susceptible to this disease. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences has estimated that a nation-wide initiative to add calcium and magnesium to soft water might reduce the annual cardiovascular death rate by 150,000 in the United States." ( Dr. Harold D. Foster , " Groundwater and Human Health," Groundwater Resources of British Columbia, Ministry of Environment, Lands, and Parks and Environment Canada, pp 6.1-6.3 (reprint), 1994.
Pages 440 through 447 of the Report of the Safe Drinking Water Committee of the National Academy of Sciences, 1977
Is the RDA for Magnesium Too Low? From the 1996 FDA Science Forum. Abstract.
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Universal drinking water and beverages containing moderate to high levels of magnesium (10–100 ppm) could potentially prevent 4.5 million heart disease and stroke deaths per year, worldwide. This potential is calculated with 2010 global mortality figures combined with a recent quantification of water-magnesium’s inverse association with heart disease and stroke mortality. The modern processed food diet, low in magnesium and spreading globally, makes this well-researched potential of drinking-water magnesium worth serious consideration, especially in areas where insufficient dietary intake of magnesium is prevalent.
Note from Paul the Mg Librarian: 4.5 million deaths per annum from Mg-deficient drinking water would be 450,000,000 deaths over the next 100 years. By comparison, in the previous century only about 200,000,000 died from wars.
"...in order to prevent or ameliorate vascular- and cardiac-related disorders, our diets and/or drinking-water (and beverages) should be supplemented with magnesium. For the diets, the available data suggest that the total magnesium intake must be at least 450–500 mg/day, and drinking-water should contain a minimum of 25–50 mg/l (at present, in the United States, many of our potable water sources contain <10 mg/l). At the turn of the past century, we were ingesting, in the United States, about 450–500 mg of magnesium per day; at present, we are ingesting about 175–248 mg/day — thus, a considerable shortfall. Corrections of these deficits should perforce lead to healthier bodies, less cardiovascular diseases and longer lifespans."
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