A Functional Biological Marker is Needed for Diagnosing Magnesium Deficiency

@article{Franz2004AFB,
  title={A Functional Biological Marker is Needed for Diagnosing Magnesium Deficiency},
  author={Kay B Franz},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Nutrition},
  year={2004},
  volume={23},
  pages={738S - 741S}
}
  • K. Franz
  • Published 1 December 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of the American College of Nutrition
Functional biological markers or biomarkers are now available for many nutrients which are used as nutritional status markers. Most sources of these biomarkers are products or precursors of enzymatic processes that can be measured in serum and plasma. At this time measurements of total or ionized magnesium (Mg) in serum, plasma, cellular components, urine or Mg retention from a load test are performed, but they may not always reflect Mg nutritional status. Biomarkers for Mg are needed which… 
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