Articles

Magnesium supplementation and osteoporosis.

Author

Sojka JE, Weaver CM

Date

3/1995

Journal

Nutr Rev

Abstract

Among other things, magnesium regulates active calcium transport. As a result, there has been a growing interest in the role of magnesium (Mg) in bone metabolism. A group of menopausal women were given magnesium hydroxide to assess the effects of magnesium on bone density. At the end of the 2-year study, magnesium therapy appears to have prevented fractures and resulted in a significant increase in bone density.