Publication Date

1967

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Rockwood, Catherine||Parham, Ellen S.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Home Economics

LCSH

Glucose--Metabolism||Chromium--Metabolism||Minerals in the body

Abstract

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.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

34 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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