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Re: [IP] Chromium Picolinate

Here's what my endo wrote about chromium:

"The strongest case for chromium comes from a study of people wtih type 2 
diabetes in China.  They were given high doses of chromium and were found 
to improve their hemoglobin A1c, blood glucose, and cholesterol while 
reducing the amount of insulin they had to take.  However, these people 
were found to be chromium deficient in the first place.  People in the 
United States and other countries where the diet is sufficient in chromium 
do not show chromium deficiency and do not show improvement in glucose 
tolerance when they take chromium...."

"The amount of chromium needed by a person in his or her diet is uncertain 
but is estimated to  be 15 to 50 micrograms daily.  People given much more 
then that tend to accumulate it in their liver, where it can be 
toxic.  Some studies suggest that chromium can cause cancer in high doses."

In other words, it won't help and quite possibly could hurt.


At 08:21 PM 4/22/00 -0400, you wrote:
 >Are there any folks who use this Chromium Picolinate and does 
your >endocrinologist approve of it?  Does it seem to make a difference for 
 >Mark Capozzoli
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