John Libbey Eurotext

Magnesium Research


Magnesium intake and depression: the SUN cohort Volume 29, issue 3, September 2016


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1 University of Navarra. Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health and IdiSNA-Health Research Institute of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
2 Harvard University. Department of Nutrition
3 Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición (CIBERobn), Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
4 Nutrition Research Group, Research Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
* Correspondence: Miguel A. Martínez-González MD, PhD, MPH. Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Medical School-Clínica Universidad de Navarra, University of Navarra, C/Irunlarrea 1, 31008 Pamplona, Navarra, Spain.
  • Key words: mood disorders, dietary patterns, mediterranean diet, nutritional epidemiology
  • DOI : 10.1684/mrh.2016.0409
  • Page(s) : 102-11
  • Published in: 2016


A higher magnesium intake may reduce the risk of depression. We analyzed this association in the SUN Mediterranean cohort with an expanded sample size (n = 15,836) and a long follow-up (median = 10.2 y).