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Magnesium

Magnesium is an important mineral for building bones, protein, and teeth. It also helps in muscle contraction and nerve function and in fighting infection.

Sources of magnesium include nuts, whole grains, dark green vegetables, seafood, and cocoa. Magnesium is also available in supplements.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Current as of January 25, 2013

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: January 25, 2013
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