Up until fairly recently, magnesium was not given much public attention as a healthy nutrient. The public at large was mostly unaware of the importance of magnesium in the same way that they knew about calcium to prevent osteoporosis or iron to prevent anemia. Most people did not even know what exactly magnesium did in the body.
Fortunately, all that has appeared to change and just in the last year or so at that. People are becoming more aware of the vital role that magnesium plays in good health and are deliberately seeking to increase the amount of it that they get in their diets. And this nutrient may become more popular still in the wake of new information that has been gathered on in regarding healthy magnesium levels and cancer prevention.