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NVU Professor Emily Tarleton Weighs in on TikTok Supplement Trend

Dr. Emily Tarleton, NVU-Johnson assistant professor of Health Sciences and chair of the Environmental and Health Sciences department, was interviewed in recent and Time Magazine articles that discussed the growing number of TikTok posts touting the use of magnesium supplements to address a wide range of health issues.

Dr. Tarleton was tapped for comment due to her multiyear research into the connections between magnesium status and chronic health conditions. The results of this work have been published in  several peer-reviewed journals. She was the lead author on “Relationship between Magnesium Intake and Chronic Pain in U.S. Adults,” published in the July 2020 issue of Nutrients and “Role of magnesium supplementation in the treatment of depression: A randomized clinical trial,” published in 2017 in PLoS One.