Dietary magnesium and potassium intakes and circulating magnesium are associated with heel bone ultrasound attenuation and osteoporotic fracture risk in the EPIC-Norfolk cohort study

Richard P. G. Hayhoe, Marleen A. H. Lentjes, Robert N. Luben, Kay-Tee Khaw, Ailsa A. Welch

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In our aging population, maintenance of bone health is critical to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and potentially debilitating consequences of fractures in older individuals. Among modifiable lifestyle and dietary factors, dietary magnesium and potassium intakes are postulated to influence bone quality and osteoporosis, principally via calcium-dependent alteration of bone structure and turnover.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-384
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Issue number2
Early online date1 Jul 2015
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015


  • dietary minerals
  • fractures
  • osteoporosis
  • bone density
  • quantitative ultrasound
  • epidemiology

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