Chronic Renal Failure after Ingestion of Over-the-Counter Chromium Picolinate

  title={Chronic Renal Failure after Ingestion of Over-the-Counter Chromium Picolinate},
  author={Walter G Wasser and Nathaniel Feldman and Vivette D. D’Agati},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
TO THE EDITOR: Chromium supplementation has recently been advocated for preventing dietary deficiency, reducing body fat, and increasing muscular mass and strength [1]. We describe a patient who developed renal failure after using over-the-counter, oral chromium picolinate, 600 g daily for 6 weeks, for weight reduction. A 49-year-old female nurse presented to our office for evaluation of renal insufficiency. Test results had shown normal renal function 2 years earlier but now showed a blood… 
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