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Abstract Title:

Effects of supplemental chromium on patients with symptoms of reactive hypoglycemia.

Abstract Source:

Metabolism. 1987 Apr;36(4):351-5. PMID: 3550373

Abstract Author(s):

R A Anderson, M M Polansky, N A Bryden, S J Bhathena, J J Canary

Abstract:

To determine if chromium (Cr) is involved in hypoglycemia, eight female patients with symptoms of hypoglycemia were supplemented with 200 micrograms of Cr as chromic chloride for three months in a double-blind crossover experimental design study. Chromium supplementation alleviated the hypoglycemic symptoms and significantly raised the minimum serum glucose values observed two to four hours following a glucose load. Insulin binding to red blood cells and insulin receptor number also improved significantly during Cr supplementation. These data suggest that impaired Cr nutrition and/or metabolism may be a factor in the etiology of hypoglycemia.

Study Type : Human Study
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