Effect of chronic maternal dietary magnesium deficiency on placental calcium transport.


Metabolisms of calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg) are closely interrelated in the intestine, bone, and kidney. Interaction of Ca and Mg at the placental level, however, is not well defined. The occurrence of decreased bone mineral content and hypocalcemia in infants of hypomagnesemic mothers led us to test the hypothesis that chronic dietary maternal Mg… (More)