Magnesium – an essential nutrient – a pivotal role in health and disease

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Adequate dietary consumption and supplementation of magnesium have demonstrated beneficial effects on various comorbidity risk factors and may have practical importance for public health

Learning objectives

  • The key role magnesium (Mg 2+) plays in important physiological processes in all cells of the body
  • The associations between dietary Mg2+ intake and morbidity/mortality risk
  • The pathophysiological effects of Mg 2+ deficiency
  • About Mg 2+ homeostasis and the potential for Mg2+ salt supplements to improve both lifespan and quality of life for certain at-risk patients.

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