Calcium intake has always been associated with bone building and dietary guidelines often emphasize that children should consume calcium-rich foods for bone health. However, researchers have found that another mineral, magnesium, may also play an equally important role in bone health and that parents must ensure that their children get enough magnesium-rich foods as possible. Lead author Steven A. Abrams MD, FAAP, professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and colleagues looked into the effect of magnesium intake and absorption on bone mineral content in children ages 4-8 years. The report, which was presented recently at the […]Continue reading Magnesium Important to Kids’ Bone Health
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