Chromium content of foods and diets

  title={Chromium content of foods and diets},
  author={Jorma T. Kumpulainen},
  journal={Biological Trace Element Research},
  • J. Kumpulainen
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biological Trace Element Research
Comparatively few valid data are available on the chromium content of foods and on the dietary chromium (Cr) intake of various populations. This is chiefly because of the difficulties encountered in contamination control during sampling, sample pretreatment, and analysis. Moreover, there are several analytical problems involved that are mostly owing to the low concentration level of Cr in foods. However, with the recent establishment of food reference materials with certified low concentrations… 

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