Role of Chromium in Glucose Intolerance, Diabetes, Total Parenteral Nutrition, and Body Composition

  • Richard A. Anderson
  • William Cefalu
  • Khursheed N. Jeejeebhoy
  • Gilbert R. Kaats


In summary, supplemental Cr has been shown to have beneficial effects on people with glucose intolerance, diabetes, obesity and neuropathy. The majority of the well controlled studies involving Cr and body composition also show beneficial effects of Cr on lean body mass. However, these conditions are due to a number of other causes that may be unrelated to Cr, therefore Cr will only be of benefit to those whose maladies are related to suboptimal Cr status.


Body Composition Glucose Intolerance Total Parenteral Nutrition Short Bowel Syndrome Chromium Picolinate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard A. Anderson
    • 1
    • 2
  • William Cefalu
    • 3
  • Khursheed N. Jeejeebhoy
    • 4
  • Gilbert R. Kaats
    • 5
  1. 1.ARS, BHNRC, NRFLUSDABeltsvilleUSA
  2. 2.Nutrient Requirements and Functions LaboratoryBeltsville Human Nutrition Research CenterBeltsvilleUSA
  3. 3.University of Vermont College of MedicineBurlingtonUSA
  4. 4.University of TorontoSt. Michael’s HospitalTorontoCanada
  5. 5.Health and Medical Research FoundationSan AntonioUSA

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