Cardiovascular diseases (mainly heart disease and stroke) were the leading cause of death in 2012
• Diabetes Type 2
• Musculoskeletal disorders (especially osteoarthritis – disabling degenerative joint disease)
• Some cancers (endometrial, breast, ovarian, prostate, liver, gallbladder, kidney, and colon).
The data on the high and increasing incidence of overweight and obesity in the world, along with the severe consequences of these issues point to a need to address the problem. The usual methods for reducing weight require a decreased diet combined with an exercise program. It has been shown that it is important to maintain an intake of at least the RDA of certain minerals, especially during a weight loss program.
As many as nine minerals are reported to play a role in weight loss. However, there these five minerals are the most significant:
Look for the next newsletter from Albion Human Nutrition: Minerals Involved with Weight Loss!: Part 3.