J Korean Diabetes > Volume 17(2); 2016 > Article
The Journal of Korean Diabetes 2016;17(2):112-116.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4093/jkd.2016.17.2.112    Published online July 8, 2016.
미량영양소와 당뇨병: 크롬의 역할
Micronutrients and Diabetes Mellitus: The Role of Chromium.
Ju Hee Kang
Department of Food and Nutrition, Suwon Women's University, Hwaseong, Korea. jhkang@swc.ac.kr
Chromium (Cr) is a mineral that humans require in trace amounts, however its mechanisms of action in the body and the exact amounts needed for optimal health are not well defined. Cr has long been of interest for its possible connection to various health conditions. Among the most active areas of Cr research is for its use in supplement form to treat diabetes, lower blood lipid levels, promote weight loss, and improve body composition. However, controversy exists as to whether dietary supplementation with Cr should be routinely recommended in subjects. In this paper, we will review the favorable effects of Cr supplementation on glycemic control in patients with diabetes.
Key Words: Chromium, Diabetes mellitus, Insulin resistance

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