Distribution (of the 21-28 g) of Magnesium (Mg) present in adult body

Range ~55-65% in mineral phase in skeleton: 34-44% in intracellular space: 1% in extracellular fluid %
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Barbagallo M, Belvedere M, Dominguez LJ. Magnesium homeostasis and aging. Magnes Res. 2009 Dec22(4):235-46. doi: 10.1684/mrh.2009.0187 p.235 left columnPubMed ID20228001
Primary Source [14] Barbagallo M, Dominguez LJ. Magnesium metabolism in type 2 diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance. Arch Biochem Biophys 2007 458: 40-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.abb.2006.05.007PubMed ID16808892
Comments P.235 left column: "Aging represents a major risk factor for magnesium (Mg) deficit. Several alterations of Mg status have been identified in the elderly [refs 1-13]. Total body Mg content tends to decrease with age, with bone being the main storage compartment of body Mg. Of the 21-28 g of Mg present in the adult human body, about 55-65% is in the mineral phase in the skeleton, 34-44% in the intracellular space, and only 1% in the extracellular fluid [primary source]."
Entered by Uri M
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