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Metabolic Consequences of Refeeding

Magnesium

Goes into the cell from the blood with refeeding and new tissue synthesis

Important cofactor in many enzyme systems involving energy storage and utilization and protein synthesis

Important for the proper functioning of the CNS, the peripheral neuromuscular system, and the cardiovascular system

Low blood magnesium levels may cause irregular heart rhythm, hypocalcemia, muscle weakness, and neurologic symptoms

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