Magnesium: The recent research and developments

Abdullah M. Al Alawi, Amira Al Badi, Aisha Al Huraizi, Henrik Falhammar

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Abstract

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body, which facilitates more than 300 enzymatic reactions. Magnesium is essential for nucleic material and protein synthesis, neuromuscular conduction, cardiac contractility, energy metabolism, and immune system function. Gastrointestinal system and kidneys closely regulate magnesium absorption and elimination to maintain adequate storage of magnesium. Magnesium deficiency has been linked to many diseases and poor health outcomes. Magnesium has also been proven to be an effective therapeutic agent in many diseases, such as bronchial asthma, cardiac arrhythmia, and pre-eclampsia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Latest Research and Development of Minerals in Human Nutrition
EditorsN.A. Michael Eskin
Place of PublicationUS
PublisherAcademic Press Inc.
Chapter6
Pages193-218
Number of pages26
Volume96
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9780128206485
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2021

Publication series

NameAdvances in Food and Nutrition Research
Volume96
ISSN (Print)1043-4526

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