Chromium levels an indicator of diabetics' cardiovascular disease risk, study says

09/3/2004 | Medscape (free registration)

The levels of chromium measured in the toenail clippings of people with diabetes can indicate the patient's risk for cardiovascular disease, a new study says. The research shows people with low chromium levels are at an increased risk for the disease, possibly because chromium can improve insulin sensitivity and modify the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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