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Flashcards in Chromium Deck (13):
1

is chromium a trace element, vitamin, or mineral?

trace element

2

what are its two functions? chromium

glucose tolerance, reduced cravings for fat but not carbohydrates

3

what does its function of being a glucose tolerance factor do? chromium

helps uptake glucose into cell via insulin

4

what were the results of 3 patients on TPN? chromium

questionable

5

when it was promoted for weight loss did it work? chromium

didnt affect muscle growth or fat loss

6

what are the deficiency symptoms? chromium

it might associated with maturity onset diabetes?

7

what are the toxicity symptoms in fruit flies? chromium

sterility and genetic mutations

8

what are the two toxicity symptoms in mice? chromium

possible skeletal defects, cancer of glands and penis (pheromones)

9

whats the toxicity symptom in humans? chromium

renal failure b/c deposited in kidney

10

what are the recommendations? chromium

men 35 micro grams, women 25 micro grams

11

whats the upper limit? chromium

no determinable upper limit?

12

do we take these as supplements? chromium

no

13

what are the three main food sources? chromium

vegetables, grains, yeast