Chromium propionate enhances insulin sensitivity in growing cattle.

  title={Chromium propionate enhances insulin sensitivity in growing cattle.},
  author={Jerry W Spears and Carol Whisnant and Gerald B. Huntington and Karen E Lloyd and Robert S Fry and K. Krafka and Aubrey Lamptey and J Hyda},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  volume={95 4},
Thirty-six Angus and Angus×Simmental heifers, averaging 291 kg, were used to determine the effects of dietary Cr, in the form of Cr propionate (Cr Prop), on glucose metabolism and serum insulin concentrations following glucose administration. Heifers were stratified by body weight (BW) within a breed and randomly assigned to treatments. Treatments consisted of 0, 3, 6, or 9 mg of supplemental Cr/d from Cr Prop. Based on dry matter (DM) intakes, the daily doses of Cr were equivalent to 0.47, 0… CONTINUE READING
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