Magnesium in Human Health and Disease

  • Ronald Ross Watson
  • Victor R. Preedy
  • Sherma Zibadi

Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction and Mechanism of Action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Adel A. A. Ismail, Yasmin Ismail, Abbas A. Ismail
      Pages 3-34
    3. Tamar Eshkoli, Valeria Feinshtein, Alaa Amash, Eyal Sheiner, Mahmoud Huleihel, Gershon Holcberg
      Pages 51-63
  3. Magnesium Status in Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Alexandra Kazaks
      Pages 67-80
    3. Ioannis P. Tzanakis, Dimitrios G. Oreopoulos
      Pages 81-101
    4. Yiqing Song, Cuilin Zhang, Lu Wang, Qi Dai, Simin Liu
      Pages 103-118
    5. Dharam Paul Chaudhary
      Pages 119-126
  4. Magnesium Supplementation and Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Abigail E. Duffine, Stella Lucia Volpe
      Pages 129-138
    3. Akiko Nanri, Tetsuya Mizoue
      Pages 139-148
    4. Hasan Aydın
      Pages 149-157
  5. Cardiovascular Disease and Magnesium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Mark Houston
      Pages 183-189
    3. Michael Shechter, Alon Shechter
      Pages 191-204
    4. Tayze T. Antunes, Glaucia Callera, Rhian M. Touyz
      Pages 205-220
  6. Magnesium and Neurological Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Christopher Wayock, Elisabeth Nigrini, Ernest Graham, Michael V. Johnston, Irina Burd
      Pages 231-240
    3. Babatunde O. Komolafe, M. Usman Khan, Rami N. Khouzam, Dwight A. Dishmon, Kevin P. Newman, Jesse E. McGee et al.
      Pages 241-254
    4. Renée J. Turner, Robert Vink
      Pages 255-267
    5. Jack Hou, John H. Zhang
      Pages 269-295
    6. Teresa Kokot, Ewa Nowakowska-Zajdel, Małgorzata Muc-Wierzgoń, Elżbieta Grochowska-Niedworok
      Pages 297-303
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 305-309

About this book


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.


Cardiovascular Disease Deficiency Disease Human health Magnesium Mental Health Neurological Function Supplementation

Editors and affiliations

  • Ronald Ross Watson
    • 1
  • Victor R. Preedy
    • 2
  • Sherma Zibadi
    • 3
  1. 1.Arizona Health Science Center, Mel and Enid ZuckermanUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Dept. Nutrition & DieteticsKing's CollegeLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Division of Health Promotion Sciences, Mel and Enid ZuckermanUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-62703-043-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-62703-044-1
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