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Effect of ethanol on magnesium excretion
  1. M. Dick,
  2. R. A. Evans,
  3. Lyal Watson
  1. Medical Unit, University College Hospital, London


    The effect of ethanol on magnesium excretion was studied in three normal subjects. It was found that the ingestion of 2 ml ethanol/kg body weight produced a marked immediate increase in urinary magnesium excretion, but there was no significant effect on overall magnesium balance when this amount was taken daily for eight days.

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