Magnesium fortification of water. A possible step forward in Preventive Medicine?

Yaron Bar-Dayan, Yehuda Shoenfeld

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Abstract

Magnesium is an essential cation for more than 300 enzymes in our body. Among them, it is a cofactor for ATP metabolism. Diverse clinical manifestations have been reported in conjunction with Mg++ deficiencies, including sudden death, accelerated atherosclerosis, asthma, neurologic and even psychiatric clinical entities. Limited previous studies with Mg++ supplementation have shown to be of a large preventive advantages. We summarize the current literature concerning Mg++ supplementation and recommend to do so on national basis adding magnesium to the water supplies of large areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)440-444
Number of pages5
JournalAnnales de Medecine Interne
Volume148
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • hypomagnesemia
  • magnesium fortification of water
  • sudden death

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