Chromium as an essential nutrient for humans.

  title={Chromium as an essential nutrient for humans.},
  author={Richard A. Anderson},
  journal={Regulatory toxicology and pharmacology : RTP},
  volume={26 1 Pt 2},
Chromium is an essential nutrient required for sugar and fat metabolism. Normal dietary intake of Cr for humans is suboptimal. The estimated safe and adequate daily dietary intake for Cr is 50 to 200 microg. However, most diets contain less than 60% of the minimum suggested intake of 50 microg. Insufficient dietary intake of Cr leads to signs and symptoms that are similar to those observed for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Supplemental Cr given to people with impaired glucose tolerance… CONTINUE READING


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