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NVU Professor Researches the Role of Magnesium and Nutrition on Health

NVU Professor Emily Tarleton’s latest research, “Relationship between Magnesium Intake and Chronic Pain in U.S. Adults,” was published in the July 2020 issue of Nutrients, a peer-reviewed open access journal of human nutrition published monthly online by MDPI.

Tarleton, assistant professor and co-chair of the Environmental and Health Sciences program at NVU-Johnson, is interested in the connections between magnesium status and chronic health conditions. She has been involved in this research for more than five years, first looking at its role in depression. After her clinical trial found magnesium supplementation led to significant improvement in symptoms of depression, Tarleton is currently seeking grant funding for an additional study to compare the impact of magnesium supplementation on symptoms of depression when compared to traditional treatment options.

Her current research takes a different look at the role of nutrition on health, this time with older adults. She is currently “Exploring the Relationship Between Falls Risk and Nutrition Status in Community-Dwelling Older Adults” and is actively seeking participants for this study. See /falls-risk-and-nutrition-research-northern-vermont-university for more information.