Rockwood, Catherine||Parham, Ellen S.
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Home Economics
Glucose--Metabolism; Chromium--Metabolism; Minerals in the body
A review of recent literature suggests that trivalent chromium is essential to normal glucose tolerance in mice, rats and humans. It appears to activate succinic dehydrogenase, is a co-activator of phosphogluecmutase, and it increases the effectiveness of insulin in glucose utilization. Chromium deficiency may be a factor in the etiology of adult-onset diabetes. More research is needed to establish optimal human levels for chromium, to identify human deficiency ©tutor, and to set standards by which human needs for this element can be mat. At pi©sent, deficiency states are experimentally relieved by oral or intravenous chromium supplement prescribed and controlled by a physician.
Chambers, Dorothy, "Incidence of chromium and its effect on glucose tolerance" (1967). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 3532.
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