Chromium

Chromium

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"Lose The Fat; Keep The Muscle," says the ad for chromium picolinate.

"Rake in the Profits," is more like it.

There's no good evidence that chromium--picolinate or any other kind--helps people lose fat or build muscle. But for the millions of Americans who are on their way to diabetes, extra chromium could hold out a glimmer of hope.
GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE

"Chromium helps insulin transfer glucose and other nutrients from the bloodstream into cells," says Richard Anderson, a chromium expert at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Chromium and type 2 diabetes

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The article reports on the efficacy of chromium supplements on regulating the blood sugar levels in type two diabetics. According to the author, the researchers at the University of Vermont in Bu...

THE MULTIVITAMIN MAZE

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The article focuses on factors to consider in selecting multivitamins. A good multivitamin should supply roughly a hundred percentage of the Daily Value for most vitamins and minerals, excluding ...

Chromium and Cholesterol: Part II: The Niacin Connection

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In recent years, niacin has become popular as a potent cholesterol fighter. Numerous studies have shown that high doses of niacin lower harmful LDL cholesterol, decrease triglycerides and increase beneficial HDL cholesterol.[ 67-70]

Low Chromium Tied to Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk

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Discusses a research published in the journal "Diabetes Care," which indicates that men with both heart disease and diabetes were found to have low chromium levels compared to healthy control sub...

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