The authors submit an investigation of 60 patients with senile, post-menopausal and drug-induced osteoporosis.
For treatment of osteoporosis the authors used magnesium lactate alone (in 37 patients) and combined with sodium fluoride (in 23 patients). In the majority of patients they had very favourable results.
The authors assume that Mg deficiency which is increasing in recent years in soil as well as in foodstuffs and water may be the main cause of the increasing number of patients with osteoporosis in civilized countries. Magnesium should have its firm place not only in therapy but also in prevention of the majority of osteoporosis.