What is magnesium chloride?


The Master Magnesium Compound

Magnesium Chloride is recognized by many medical professionals as the “Master Magnesium Compound” for both dietary and topical uses, due to its high potency and efficient action.

Magnesium is undeniably therapeutic to the human body, yet much is left unsaid about the type and quality of various forms of magnesium.

Not all types of magnesium deliver the same recognizable benefits. Like other minerals of nutritional value, magnesium occurs as various inorganic and organic forms in nature. Each of these forms has varying degrees of efficiency in human biochemistry.

  • In supplement form, magnesium oxide, the most common form of magnesium sold in pharmacies and grocery stores, has been shown to have as low as a 4% absorption rate. 1
  • Other forms of magnesium, especially the naturally occurring magnesium chloride, have been demonstrated to achieve much greater bioavailability.

Choosing a highly soluble form of magnesium brings both high potency and superior benefits toward health. For fast-acting therapeutic use, magnesium chloride is especially recommended. One particularly safe and natural form is now available in a pure, unadulterated magnesium oil or as magnesium bath salts, both extracted from a pristine ancient sea bed and tested free of contaminants.

Why Magnesium Chloride?

According to Dr. Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D., author of The Magnesium Miracle and expert on magnesium therapy, magnesium chloride and other inorganic magnesium salts occur as metal-ligand complexes, substances bound around a single, central metal atom, in this case magnesium. These metal-ligand compounds may each be assigned a “stability constant”, which defines their relative ability to dissociate into ionic form.

Stability constants range from values less than one to values under twenty. With regard to forms of magnesium supplements, the closer the stability constant is to zero, the more bioavailable the supplement. Lower stability constants represent soluble complexes, more easily broken down into ionic form for bioavailability. This is important, as we assimilate magnesium not as the magnesium chloride compound, but rather as free magnesium and chloride ions.

Stability Constants of Common Magnesium Compounds

The following chart lists the stability constants of some common magnesium compounds, with lower stability constants reflecting higher bioavailability: 2 3

Magnesium Complex Stability
Magnesium chloride 0
Magnesium acetate 0.51
Magnesium gluconate 0.70
Magnesium lactate 0.93
Magnesium malate 1.55
Magnesium glutamate 1.90
Magnesium aspartate 2.43
Magnesium citrate 2.80

Magnesium chloride potency is clearly revealed in this data. With a stability constant of zero, magnesium chloride is completely ionized across a wide pH range–from a low pH of 2 to 3, found in stomach acid, to the slightly alkaline physiologic pH of 7.4, found in the main extracellular body fluids such as serum and lymph. 4

Notably, the natural pH of the skin mantle is a mildly acidic 4.5 to 6, creating an ideal environment for total ionization of magnesium chloride. Thus optimal uptake into underlying tissues is possible with topical magnesium chloride us, as found in transdermal magnesium therapy.

Learn more:

  • Read about transdermal magnesium supplementation, a convenient way to supplement magnesium without pills or side effects.

Magnesium Chloride Benefits Digestion

As to the success of magnesium chloride for health via oral supplementation, the benefits are admirable. Many researchers advocate magnesium chloride as the most effective form of dietary supplementation, in part due to the vital role that chloride has in the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.

Magnesium plays a vital role in the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.

Some people simply do not produce enough hydrochloric acid (HCl), which can result in a number of health issues related to metabolism and nutrient absorption. These deficiencies can be due to various disorders that affect the stomach, or simply due to individual differences or reasons unknown. As we age, production of HCl in the stomach declines, often dramatically, and is nearly always left undiagnosed.

Magnesium chloride’s use as a magnesium supplement has the added benefit of helping to reduce many potential problems that could arise from steadily declining secretions of gastric acid in the stomach.

These can include:

  • Mal-absorption of vitamins and minerals
  • A failure in proper digestion
  • An increased susceptibility to unwanted bacteria, viruses, and yeasts passing through the gut

These advantages come from the extra chloride found in magnesium chloride, enough to increase production of gastric acid, thereby enhancing absorption and assimilation of magnesium itself, and improving overall digestive efficiency — creating an ideal environment for the assimilation of critical micronutrients important to health, especially as we age.

Efficacy of Magnesium Chloride Oil Preparations

Magnesium chloride potency and efficacy is particularly achieved when applied topically to the skin in a form known as “magnesium chloride oil”. Positive reports from medical professionals and consumers regarding the health benefits achieved from using topical magnesium chloride highlight its convenience and its effectiveness in addressing a variety of symptoms including those related to the skin, muscles and nervous system.

Supporters of Ancient Minerals magnesium chloride describe in detail the immediate and profound impact that topical or “transdermal” magnesium has had on their health, where oral dosages of various magnesium compounds have fallen short of their expectations.

See also:

  • See a list of magnesium oil reviews and testimonials, including others’ experiences with magnesium chloride oil and psoriasis, muscle spasms, sleep problems, and more.
  • Watch magnesium video interviews of health practitioners describing their experiences with topical magnesium.

A small study conducted by Dr. Norman Shealy, M.D., founder of the American Holistic Medical Association, provides documented research on the effect of topical magnesium chloride on blood chemistry. Dr. Shealy compared intracellular magnesium levels of participants before and after a period of daily application of topical magnesium, via magnesium baths and spray application of magnesium chloride oil.

With 75% of participants showing marked improvement, Dr. Shealy concluded that the unique properties of supersaturated magnesium chloride allow it to be absorbed effectively into the skin, raising intracellular magnesium levels in the majority of individuals.

More information:

  • Learn more about Dr. Shealy’s study and other studies on transdermal magnesium therapy.

Magnesium Potency and Assimilation

A commonly asked question among professionals and consumers is exactly what percentage of Ancient Minerals magnesium chloride oil, gel, lotion or flakes is absorbed by the skin? And, how effectively are topical preparations of magnesium chloride absorbed in comparison to oral use?

Fick’s Law of Diffusion states that the amount of any solute absorbed (e.g. magnesium chloride oil) is directly dependent upon:

  • The concentration of the solution
  • The length of time the solute is in contact with the membrane (e.g. the skin)
  • Additional variables, including application sites on the body, temperature of the solution, etc.

While these points do provide insight into the conditions which would favor effective uptake of magnesium by the skin, a definitive answer as to precisely how many milligrams are absorbed is of course unattainable in vivo. Exact values are similarly unattainable when oral dosages are called into question. Far too many intrinsic factors exist to influence exactly how much and how fast magnesium is assimilated and subsequently sent into circulation, whether via the oral or topical route.

However, the clear-cut efficiency of the skin for mineral uptake coupled with the broad benefits of magnesium chloride in topical applications certainly provides a well-laid foundation for rapid results to the user. What is measurable are the effects on blood chemistry as demonstrated in Dr. Shealy’s study, along with immediate improvements in one’s health from restoration of magnesium deficient cells.

What those who have experience with topical magnesium therapy generally acknowledge:

Magnesium chloride arguably delivers more usable magnesium to cells than any other form, especially when the skin is used as a primary path of entrance.

Shortfalls in Oral Magnesium Supplements

It’s important to note that oral magnesium presents unique challenges for many individuals. For many, these challenges become barriers to restoring intracellular magnesium levels effectively.

Magnesium oxide, common in popular dietary supplements, could have a fractional absorption in the gut as small as 4 percent.

Firstly, realistic absorption rates from oral magnesium supplements are rarely taken into account when dosage recommendations are given. Usage of poorly ionized forms of magnesium can therefore result in ineffective supplementation. A study in 2001 indicated that magnesium oxide, an inexpensive magnesium complex included in many popular dietary supplements, could have a fractional absorption in the gut as small as 4 percent. 5

If one was to ingest the commonly recommended (albeit modest) adult dosage of 300-400 mg magnesium per day in this poorly absorbed form, it could equate to a usable dosage of only 12-16 mg.

Secondly, and perhaps more important, is the fact that nearly all magnesium supplements share a common tendency to create a laxative effect in the bowels. The effect of different magnesium compounds on bowel motility and stool softness is further amplified with the quantity ingested in a single dose.

The higher any single dosage, the greater the potential to cause diarrhea, thereby reducing transit time through the bowels. This is of key importance, and as Dr. Shealy indicates in his book Holy Water, Sacred Oil: The Fountain of Youth, there is reliable evidence to indicate that absorption relies heavily on magnesium’s staying power in the intestine–at minimum 12 hours. If transit time is reduced to less than 12 hours, the percentage of magnesium absorbed may be drastically impaired.

When these points of consideration are taken in conjunction with the unpredictability of each individual’s efficiency to absorb magnesium through oral means, the results become unreliable in many cases. In contrast, bypassing the digestive system with topical use of magnesium oil, lotion or gel — or other transdermal therapies including magnesium baths or foot soaks — circumvents the many common drawbacks that can accompany oral supplementation.

See also:

  • Learn more about Ancient Minerals magnesium products and their naturally occurring pure magnesium source.
  • Watch the videos: Transdermal Magnesium: What the Experts Say and see magnesium therapy’s real life results.

Uses and Benefits of Magnesium Chloride

A quick search of Pub Med yields thousands of scientific studies highlighting the benefits of various magnesium compounds in human biochemistry. From migraines and pain management to depression, anxiety, sleeplessness and memory, magnesium has clearly demonstrated enormous versatility as a healing mineral.

However, magnesium chloride has expressed unique characteristics beyond the scope of other inorganic magnesium salts that are of special interest. As discovered in 1915 by French surgeon Pierre Delbet, M.D.:

  • The application of a magnesium chloride solution to external wounds had favorable effects over leucocytic activity and phagocytosis, making it ideal for wound cleansing.
  • Oral magnesium chloride was a powerful immuno-stimulant, exhibiting a broad tonic effect on the host.

Thirty years later, another French doctor, A. Neveu, M.D., used magnesium chloride orally for a broad spectrum of disorders benefiting from the immune bolstering effects that magnesium chloride offered. 6

Dr. Jose Perez Albela Beraun, M.D., director of the Instituto Bien de Salud in Lima, Peru, is a zealous supporter of magnesium, where magnesium chloride is the form used almost exclusively in his work. Dr. Albela spreads the word of magnesium chloride and health through his various radio shows, public lectures, and colleagues, and in fact manufactures and distributes single dose packets of magnesium chloride, often giving them away to the needy. Success stories from the patients of Dr. Albela could fill an entire book. 7

Magnesium oil, liquid magnesium, and magnesium spray — all names which refer to a concentrated solution of magnesium chloride applied to the skin — are the new darlings of many holistic health professionals. Dr. Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D., describes the unique benefits of topical magnesium chloride oil:

A very exciting addition to the magnesium family is a product loosely referred to as magnesium oil. It’s not actually an oil at all, but a super saturated solution of magnesium chloride. Magnesium oil can be sprayed or rubbed on the body, and is readily absorbed through the skin. It helps to greatly increase the amount of magnesium in body tissues and overcomes the problems that some people have with loose stools when they try to take enough magnesium to meet their needs. This can be especially important in cases of severe magnesium deficiency that were only treatable with IV magnesium before magnesium oil came along.” 8

Since not all magnesium supplements are equal, it pays to consider the efficiency of various forms of magnesium before choosing the one that’s right for you.

The fast-acting ability of topical magnesium chloride to deliver magnesium beyond that possible with oral forms makes it ideal for restoring optimal health.


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This information from Lexicomp® explains what you need to know about this medication, including what it’s used for, how to take it, its side effects, and when to call your healthcare provider.

Brand Names: US

Chloromag ; Mag-SR Plus Calcium ; Magdelay ; Nu-Mag ; Slow Magnesium/Calcium ; Slow-Mag

What is this drug used for?

  • It is used to treat or prevent low magnesium levels.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take this drug?

  • If you have an allergy to magnesium chloride or any other part of this drug.
  • If you are allergic to this drug; any part of this drug; or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
  • If you have any of these health problems: Heart disease or kidney disease.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this drug.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this drug with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take this drug?

All products:

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.


  • This drug may contain aluminum. There is a chance of aluminum toxicity if you are on this drug for a long time. The risk is greater if you have kidney problems. The risk is also higher in premature infants. Talk with the doctor.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

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  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Very upset stomach or throwing up.
  • Severe diarrhea.


  • Flushing.
  • Sweating a lot.
  • Dizziness or passing out.
  • Feeling sluggish.
  • Feeling cold.
  • Shortness of breath.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Diarrhea.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to your national health agency.

How is this drug best taken?

Use this drug as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.


  • Swallow whole. Do not chew, break, or crush.
  • Take with food.
  • This drug prevents many other drugs from getting into the body. If you take other drugs, check with your doctor or pharmacist to see if you need to take them at some other time than this drug.


  • It is given as an infusion into a vein over a period of time.

What do I do if I miss a dose?


  • Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.


  • Call your doctor to find out what to do.

How do I store and/or throw out this drug?


  • Store at room temperature.
  • Store in the original container. Do not take out the antimoisture cube or packet.
  • Keep lid tightly closed.
  • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.


  • If you need to store this drug at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.

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  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

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Magnesium chloride (injection)

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com on Jun 28, 2018 – Written by Cerner Multum

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What is magnesium chloride?

Magnesium is a naturally occurring mineral. Magnesium is important for many systems in the body, especially the muscles and nerves.

Magnesium chloride is used to treat or prevent magnesium deficiency (lack of natural magnesium in the body).

Magnesium chloride may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important Information

Before using magnesium chloride, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions or allergies, all medicines you use, and if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Before taking this medicine

You should not be treated with magnesium chloride if you are allergic to it, or if you have:

  • kidney disease; or

  • severe heart disease.

Before you receive magnesium chloride, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions or allergies, and if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

How is magnesium chloride given?

Your doctor may check your kidney function before you start using magnesium chloride.

Magnesium chloride is given as an infusion into a vein. A healthcare provider will give you this injection.

You may be given other medications to help prevent serious side effects or allergic reaction.

Your breathing and blood pressure will be watched closely during and after each injection.

You may need frequent medical tests. Even if you have no symptoms, tests can help your doctor determine if this medicine is effective.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Because you will receive magnesium chloride in a clinical setting, you are not likely to miss a dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Since magnesium chloride is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.

What should I avoid while receiving magnesium chloride?

Follow your doctor’s instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.

Magnesium chloride side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; severe dizziness, difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Tell your caregivers right away if you have:

  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;

  • warmth, sweating, or feeling cold;

  • weak or shallow breathing; or

  • tingly feeling.

Common side effects may include:

  • redness in your face or neck.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Magnesium chloride dosing information

Usual Adult Dose for Hypomagnesemia:

1 to 40 grams intravenously daily
-Use serum magnesium levels to guide dosage
Maximum rate: 3 mL/min
Use: Electrolyte replenisher in magnesium deficiencies

Usual Adult Dose for Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation:

Recommended dietary intake (RDA) for magnesium:
18 years, male: 410 mg
18 years, female: 360 mg
19 to 30 years, male: 400 mg
19 to 30 years, female: 310 mg
31 years and older, male: 420 mg
31 years and older, female: 320 mg
Tolerable upper intake level (UL) for supplemental magnesium: 350 mg

Usual Pediatric Dose for Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation:

Recommended dietary intake (RDA) for magnesium:
Birth to 6 months: 30 mg (adequate intake)
7 to 12 months: 75 mg (adequate intake)
1 to 3 years: 80 mg
4 to 8 years: 130 mg
9 to 13 years: 240 mg
14 to 18 years, male: 410 mg
14 to 18 years, female: 360 mg
Tolerable upper intake level (UL) for supplemental magnesium:
1 to 3 years: 65 mg
4 to 8 years: 110 mg
9 to 18 years: 350 mg

What other drugs will affect magnesium chloride?

Other drugs may affect magnesium chloride, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.

Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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Magnesium chloride soaks are the latest trend in health and beauty, and for good reason. Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays an important role in over 300 biochemical functions in the body. It is extremely beneficial for everything from soothing sore muscles to revitalising the skin.

Magnesium chloride is hugely beneficial for everything from detoxifying the skin to revitalising muscles after exercise.

Magnesium is also one of the most common mineral deficiencies found in adults, and many health professionals recommend taking a supplement to ensure our bodies are getting enough. A great way to do this is taking a bath in a magnesium-enriched bath.

While magnesium is an important part of a balanced diet, absorbing the mineral transdermally is a great way to directly benefit from its soothing properties. Let’s take a look at the benefits and uses of magnesium chloride – aka magnesium flakes.

About The Transdermal Absorption of Minerals

The skin has three primary functions: controlling body temperature, serving as a barrier between our bodies and the outside world, and detoxification. And all three of these functions rely on the passage of substances through the dermis. Our skin is very porous, and these tiny openings allow sweat, oils and toxins to exit the body, and for substances to be absorbed.

The Beauty Benefits of Magnesium Chloride Bath

Magnesium chloride baths have a range of benefits for your body. Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and soaking in magnesium-enriched water is an incredibly efficient way to absorb the mineral and reap its rewards.

A magnesium salt bath can help:

• Reduce inflammation in the skin

• Remove toxins and heavy metals at a cellular level

• Improve circulation and blood flow

• Soothe skin conditions like eczema, acne, psoriasis and dermatitis

• Improve skin hydration

The Importance of Magnesium For Muscle Recovery

Magnesium chloride has also been making waves in the health and fitness world too, with people recognising its powerful rejuvenative properties.

Magnesium is required by almost every cell in our body and is especially important to cells in our muscles, particularly during exercise and for post-exercise recovery.

When you exercise, your body’s magnesium levels drop rapidly. This is because it is an electrolyte that is used to conduct electrical impulses and action potentials, such as the contraction of a muscle. When you stop exercising, magnesium continues working, preventing muscles from cramping and spasming, replenishing red blood cells (which have been hard at work providing your body with oxygen), and reducing inflammation

When you take a magnesium salt bath after exercise, the minerals in the water are absorbed into your body transdermally. As a result, blood magnesium levels are replenished directly via the skin, helping to relax muscles, reduce cramping and spasms, restore red blood cells and reduce inflammation.

How To Use Magnesium Chloride Flakes in a Bath

A long soak in a magnesium chloride-enriched bath is an incredibly soothing way to utilise the therapeutic benefits of magnesium. There are two ways that you enjoy a soak: in your bathtub, or in a foot bath.

For a relaxing bath soak, add roughly two cups of magnesium chloride flakes to warm water in a standard-sized bathtub. Double the amount for an oversized garden tub. Soak for 20 minutes or more. For specific symptoms, repeat 3 times per week for 2-4 weeks.

For a restorative foot bath, fill a tub with warm water, add roughly ¾ of a cup per 10 litres. Once the flakes have dissolved, immerse your feet for 20 minutes or more then pat dry with a soft towel. Again, if you have ongoing symptoms, repeat 3 times per week for 2-4 weeks.

If you enjoy a very hot bath, tone it down if you’re using magnesium flakes, as this can affect the efficacy of the minerals.

Check out our range of magnesium chloride flakes here.

The Many Health Benefits of MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE

Using Magnesium Chloride

A Number Of Ways To Use Magnesium


Applying it directly to your skin. I once shared some Magnesium Chloride lotion with a man in his 60’s with chronic arthritis in his hands. I’ll never forget this moment as it truly showed the power of Magnesium Chloride. He rubbed it into his hands. Within 3 minutes, he started crying stating his hands hadn’t stopped hurting in years. He now also uses on his knees instead of pain meds to reduce debilitating chronic pain.

–Drinking it-

Putting 5-15 drops in water and drinking it is an excellent way to supplement. Try this before bed for the best sleep of your life. Sleeping better will improve your entire life and attitude. You’ll walk with a little pep in your step. Promise

–Pill Form-

Just as it sounds. A pill in the morning and evening before bed for top health advantages.

Magnesium Chloride is derived from a deep seam found in the ancient seabeds of the ocean. An alternative way one can address Magnesium deficiency is to spend a fair amount of time sea bathing, as the sea contains typically 3% Magnesium (dry weight) in the form of Magnesium Chloride.

  • One would not normally think that Magnesium (Mg) deficiency can paradoxically increase the risk of, or protect against cancer yet we will find just as severe dehydration or asphyxiation can cause death, Magnesium deficiency can directly lead to cancer. When you consider that over 300 enzymes and ion transport require magnesium and that its role in fatty acid and phospholipid acid metabolism affects permeability and stability of membranes, we can see that magnesium deficiency would lead to physiological decline in cells setting the stage for cancer. Anything that weakens cell physiology will lead to the infections that surround and penetrate tumor tissues. These infections are proving to be an integral part of cancer. Magnesium deficiency poses a direct threat to the health of our cells. Without sufficient amounts, our cells calcify and rot in. Breeding grounds for yeast and fungi colonies they become, invaders all too ready to strangle our life force and kill us.
  • Breast cancer is the second most common cancer killer of women, after lung cancer. It will be diagnosed in 1.2 million people globally this year and will kill 500,000.
  • Magnesium can also help to prevent hearing loss in the general public.
  • Magnesium (Mg(2+)) deficiency is common in metabolic disorders such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and insulin resistance, which leads to cardiac problems and eventually cancer because these disorders are also associated with a high incidence of cancer.

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