Magnesium and healthy aging.

  title={Magnesium and healthy aging.},
  author={Nicola Veronese and Bruno Micael Zanforlini and Enzo Manzato and Giuseppe Sergi},
  journal={Magnesium research},
  volume={28 3},
Magnesium (Mg) is relatively stable in the intracellular compartment, although decreases linearly with advancing age. This begs the question as to whether Mg could be used as biomarker of aging. A biomarker of aging is a biological parameter of an organism that, in the absence of disease, better predicts functional capability at a later age than the chronological age. Bone and muscle Mg content might be useful biomarkers, but the need for biopsies and the heterogeneous distribution of Mg in… 

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