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Magnesium Research

Dietary magnesium: The magic mineral that protects from colon cancer? Volume 28, issue 3, July-August-September 2015

Authors
1 Istituto di Patologia Generale
2 Medicina Interna, sezione di Gastroenterologia, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia “A. Gemelli”, Largo Francesco Vito 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
* Correspondence: Valentina Trapani, Istituto di Patologia Generale, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia “A. Gemelli”, Largo Francesco Vito 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
  • Key words: colorectal cancer, Crohn's disease, IBD, inflammation, TRPM6, TRPM7
  • DOI : 10.1684/mrh.2015.0390
  • Page(s) : 108-11
  • Published in: 2015

Magnesium is an essential cation for many important biological functions such as metabolism, muscle contraction, blood pressure, neurological function, to name just a few. Standard Western diets are low in magnesium due to the plethora of refined foods and the often low intake of fruit and vegetables. As a consequence, a modest to mild hypomagnesemia is observed in a large number of individuals [1]. A Korean research group [2] recently conducted a meta-analysis of epidemiological studies aimed at [...]