Magnesium, zinc and copper status in osteoporotic, osteopenic and normal post-menopausal women.
This study evaluated the relationship between blood levels of trace elements (magnesium, zinc and copper) and bone density. 120 postmenopausal women were assigned to the following study groups: participants with osteoporosis, participants with osteopenia (precursor to osteoporosis) or participants with normal bone density. The authors found that concentrations of magnesium and zinc were significantly lower in osteoporotic and osteopenic women. It was concluded that the supplementation of trace elements can be beneficial on bone density. More details can be found in the study.
Mutlu M, Argun M, Kilic E, Saraymen R, Yazar S. Magnesium, zinc and copper status in osteoporotic, osteopenic and normal post-menopausal women. J Int Med Res. 2007 Sep-Oct;35(5):692-5.