Nutrition and Health

Magnesium in Human Health and Disease

Editors: Watson, Ronald Ross, Preedy, Victor R., Zibadi, Sherma (Eds.)

  • Provides expert reviews
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  • Combines research from animal models and early human trials
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Magnesium is an essential mineral which is required for growth and survival of humans. Since magnesium is a mineral and not synthesizable it must be obtained through dietary foods and/or supplements. Magnesium in Human Health and Disease reviews the benefits of magnesium supplementation to reach recommended intakes as well as provides new research that suggests how reaching levels above the recommended intakes can promote health and treat various diseases. Magnesium deficiency can cause low serum potassium and calcium levels, retention of sodium, and low circulating levels of regulatory hormones. These changes in nutrients cause neurological and muscular symptoms such as tremor and muscle spasms. Further magnesium deficiency causes loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, personality changes and death from heart failure. Causes of magnesium deficiency include alcohol abuse, poorly controlled diabetes, excessive or chronic vomiting and/or diarrhea. Thus the effects of inadequate and deficient intakes or levels of magnesium is critical to health and are reviewed by the expert clinicians in this book. Magnesium in Human Health and Disease provides the most current research to support the potential benefits or lack thereof for normal and high supplementation with magnesium.  Animal model research and early human trials are reviewed to document other disease states such as hypertension, cholesterol level, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease that would benefit from increased magnesium.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Clinical Assessment of Magnesium Status in the Adult: An Overview

    Ismail, Adel A. A. (et al.)

    Pages 3-34

  • Dietary Mg Intake and Biomarkers of Inflammation and Endothelial Dysfunction

    Liu, Simin (et al.)

    Pages 35-50

  • Magnesium Role in Cytokine Regulation of Hypoxic Placentas Related to Certain Placental Pathology

    Eshkoli, Tamar (et al.)

    Pages 51-63

  • Magnesium Links to Asthma Control

    Kazaks, Alexandra

    Pages 67-80

  • Magnesium and Kidney Disease

    Tzanakis, Ioannis P. (et al.)

    Pages 81-101

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Magnesium in Human Health and Disease
Editors
  • Ronald Ross Watson
  • Victor R. Preedy
  • Sherma Zibadi
Series Title
Nutrition and Health
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-62703-044-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-62703-044-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-62703-043-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 309
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