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Nutrients 2018, 10(12), 1863; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10121863

Magnesium: Are We Consuming Enough?

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Department of Pathology, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA 16509, USA
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Department of Oral Health Policy & Epidemiology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA 02115, USA
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Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry, School of Dentistry, College of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda
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College of Advancing & Professional Studies (CAPS), University of Massachusetts Boston (UMB), Boston, MA 02125, USA
Received: 16 October 2018 / Revised: 21 November 2018 / Accepted: 22 November 2018 / Published: 2 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nutritional Status and Bone Health)
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Abstract

Magnesium is essential for maintaining normal cellular and organ function. In-adequate magnesium balance is associated with various disorders, such as skeletal deformities, cardiovascular diseases, and metabolic syndrome. Unfortunately, routinely measured serum magnesium levels do not always reflect total body magnesium status. Thus, normal blood magnesium levels eclipse the wide-spread magnesium deficiency. Other magnesium measuring methods, including the magnesium loading test, may provide more accurate reflections of total body magnesium status and thus improve identification of magnesium-deficient individuals, and prevent magnesium deficiency related complications. View Full-Text
Keywords: vitamin D; magnesium; bone; deficiency vitamin D; magnesium; bone; deficiency
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