John Libbey Eurotext

Magnesium Research


The magnesium global network (MaGNet) to promote research on magnesium in diseases focusing on covid-19 Volume 34, numéro 2, April-May-June 2021

1 Dipartimento di Medicina e Chirurgia Traslazionale, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS-Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
2 Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Cliniche L. Sacco, Università di Milano, Italy
3 Geriatric Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Palermo, Italy
4 Tracheal Diseases Research Center, National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (NRITLD), Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
5 Department of Medical Research, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
6 Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Louisville, KY, USA
7 Biomedical Research Unit of Mexican Social Security Institute, Durango, Mexico
8 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, USA
9 Internal Medicine I, St. Anna Hospital, Herne, Germany
10 Biomedical Center in Martin, Jessenius Medical faculty in Martin, Comenius University, Martin, 03601, Slovakia
11 Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology (FaBit) Università di Bologna, National Institute of Biostructures and Biosystems, Italy
12 Université Clermont Auvergne, INRAE, UNH, Unité de Nutrition Humaine, Clermont-Ferrand, France
13 Research Unit in Endocrine Diseases, Specialty Hospital, National Medical Center, Century XXI, Mexican Social Security Institute at Mexico City, Mexico
14 Transfusion Medicine Unit, Azienda USL-IRCCS di Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy
15 Department of Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology, Franziskus Hospital, Bielefeld, Germany
16 Department of Epidemiology, Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
17 Research Nutritionist Consultant, Grand Forks, ND, USA
18 Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA
19 Anestesiologia e Rianimazione, Dipartimento di Medicina e Chirurgia, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
20 Chronic Respiratory Diseases Research Center, National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (NRITLD) Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
21 Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
22 Leviev Cardiothoracic and Vascular Center, Chaim Sheba Medical Center and the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
23 Department of Applied Health Science, School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
24 Alleanza Contro il Cancro, Rome, Italy
25 Internal Medicine Private Practice, Kempten, Germany
26 Institute for Prevention and Nutrition, Ismaning, Germany
27 Think Healthy Group, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, George Mason University, Washington, USA
28 CMER Center for Magnesium Education & Research, Pahoa, HI 96778, USA,
29 Gesellschaft für Magnesium-Forschung e.V., Germany,
30 SDRM International Society for the Development of Research on Magnesium,
* Correspondence

Dear Editor, When the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic began in early 2020, the global magnesium researcher community came together and noted the striking similarities between COVID-19 risk factors and conditions associated with magnesium deficit state in humans, reasoning that magnesium deficiency could worsen the course of COVID-19 [1-4]. This prompted establishment of a worldwide collaborative network with regular virtual meetings to brainstorm the associations between magnesium and COVID-19. We hypothesize [...]