Magnesium Supplementation and Osteoporosis


  • J. E. Sojka V.M.D.,

    1. Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and C. M. Weaver, Ph.D., at the Department of Foods and Nutrition, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47904.
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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.