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Correlations suggest low magnesium may lead to higher rates of type 2 diabetes in Indigenous Australians

Diane Longstreet1 MPH, Dieitian,
Deanne Heath2 PhD, Research project officer,
Kathryn Panaretto3 MBBS, MPH, Senior medical officer,
Robert Vink4 PhD, Head of department, Pathology,

1, 2, 3 Townsville Aboriginal & Islander Health Service Ltd, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.
4 School of Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide, North Terrace, South Australia, Australia.

Correspondence: D Longstreet, 59 Gordon Street, Garbutt, QLD 4814, Australia 

Author contribution: Diane Longstreet: designed the project, literature review, collected data, input data, statistical analysis, wrote the first draft, contributed to drafts. Deanne Heath: supervised data collection, statistical analysis, contributed to drafts, designed the project. Kathryn Panaretto: supervised WAT project / nutrient assessment study, supervised data collection, contributed to drafts. Robert Vink: original concept, designed the project, contributed to drafts, supervised Magnesium project.

Citation: Longstreet DA, Heath DL, Panaretto KS, Vink R.  Correlations suggest low magnesium may lead to higher rates of type 2 diabetes in Indigenous Australians. Rural and Remote Health (Internet) 2007; 7: 843. Available: (Accessed 23 October 2017)

Submitted: 15 August 2007
Published: 12 October 2007