John Libbey Eurotext

Magnesium Research

Commentary to the letter to the editor Volume 23, numéro 3, september 2010

Auteur(s) : Yves Rayssiguier, Edmond Rock Unité de Nutrition Humaine, INRA, Theix, France The letter from Günther [1] reminds us that magnesium deficiency leads to an increase of intracellular calcium which can contribute to hypertension and insulin resistance. Therefore the proposed “ionic hypothesis” can be considered as a potential mechanism underlying the metabolic syndrome. However, the paper concludes that magnesium deficiency would not be involved in insulin resistance and would not...