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Association of magnesium deficiency with liver diseases

Gastroenterology Daily News

2019 NOV 29 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Gastroenterology Daily News -- Investigators publish new report on Liver Diseases and Conditions. According to news reporting originating in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, by NewsRx editors, the research stated, “Magnesium is a vital cation that takes part in many cellular processes. Magnesium balance can be disturbed in multiple conditions, and differences in magnesium concentration can be responsible for numerous physiological and pathological processes.”

Financial supporters for this research include CAMS Innovation Fund for Medical Sciences (CIFMS), National High-tech Research and Development Projects (863).

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from PUMC, “Magnesium deficiency is commonly associated with liver diseases, and may result from low nutrient uptake, greater urinary secretion, low scrum albumin concentration, or hormone inactivation. In turn, low magnesium content in serum and liver tissue can lead to the progression of these diseases, due to a disruption in mitochondrial function, defective protein kinase C (PKC) translocation, inflammatory responses, oxidative stress, or metabolic disorders. Furthermore, magnesium supplementation can improve liver function in certain liver diseases.”

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: “This paper comprehensively reviews the changes in magnesium concentrations associated with liver cirrhosis, alcoholic liver disease (ALD), liver cancer, and viral hepatitis, and explains how such changes may in turn impact these disease processes.”

For more information on this research see: Magnesium and Liver Disease. Annals of Translational Medicine, 2019;7(20):. Annals of Translational Medicine can be contacted at: Ame Publ Co, Flat-Rm C 16F, Kings Wing Plaza 1, No 3 Kwan St, Shatin, Hong Kong 00000, Peoples R China.

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y.L. Mao, PUMC, Peking Union Med Coll Pumc Hosp, Dept. of Liver Surgery, Beijing 100730, People’s Republic of China.

The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.21037/atm.2019.09.70. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.

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