Chromium is not an essential trace element for mammals: effects of a “low-chromium” diet

@article{Bona2010ChromiumIN,
  title={Chromium is not an essential trace element for mammals: effects of a “low-chromium” diet},
  author={Kristin R. Di Bona and S. Love and N. R. Rhodes and Deana McAdory and S. Sinha and Naomi Kern and Julia Kent and Jessyln Strickland and Austin Wilson and J. Beaird and James Ramage and J. Rasco and J. Vincent},
  journal={JBIC Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry},
  year={2010},
  volume={16},
  pages={381-390}
}
Chromium was proposed to be an essential trace element over 50 years ago and has been accepted as an essential element for over 30 years. However, the studies on which chromium’s status are based are methodologically flawed. Whether chromium is an essential element has been examined for the first time in carefully controlled metal-free conditions using a series of purified diets containing various chromium contents. Male Zucker lean rats were housed in specially designed metal-free cages for 6… Expand
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