Magnesium: The recent research and developments

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

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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
Pages (from-to)193-218
Number of pages26
JournalAdvances in Food and Nutrition Research
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Eating
  • Energy Metabolism
  • Humans
  • Magnesium
  • Magnesium Deficiency
  • Research


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