Chromium, glucose tolerance, and diabetes

Summary

Chromium functions in maintaining normal glucose tolerance primarily by regulating insulin action. In the presence of optimal amounts of biologically active chromium, much lower amounts of insulin are required. Glucose intolerance, related to insufficient dietary chromium, appears to be widespread. Improved chromium nutrition leads to improved sugar metabolism in hypoglycemics, hyperglycemics, and diabetics.

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Anderson, R.A. Chromium, glucose tolerance, and diabetes. Biol Trace Elem Res 32, 19–24 (1992). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02784583

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Keywords

  • Chromium
  • Glucose Tolerance
  • Biological Trace Element Research
  • Impaired Glucose Tolerance
  • Normal Glucose Tolerance