Serum ionized magnesium levels in relation to metabolic syndrome in type 2 diabetic patients

Francesco Corica, Andrea Corsonello, Riccardo Ientile, Domenico Cucinotta, Antonino Di Benedetto, Francesco Perticone, Ligia J. Dominguez, Mario Barbagallo

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Objective: To evaluate circulating serum ionized magnesium (i-Mg) concentrations in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, and to investigate its relationship with the components of the metabolic syndrome. Design: cross-sectional study. Setting: Outpatients' service for diabetic patients at the University Hospital of Messina, Italy. Subjects: 290 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Measures of Outcome: Serum i-Mg was measured by ion selective electrode. Age, gender, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, blood pressure, fasting glucose, HbA1c, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and urinary albumin excretion rate (UAER) were considered in the analyses. Patients with hypomagnesemia, defined as serum i-Mg

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-215
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American College of Nutrition
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Albuminuria
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Plasma triglycerides
  • Serum ionized magnesium
  • Waist circumference

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Food Science


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