Navigation Links
Supplementation with Chromium Picolinate Improves Glycemic Control

Results from a new study in patients with type 2 diabetes demonstrate that daily supplementation with 1000 mcg of chromium as chromium picolinate// , in combination with a common oral anti-diabetic medication, improves insulin sensitivity and glucose control better than the oral anti-diabetic agent alone.

The study, conducted by researchers at Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC) and the University of Vermont College of Medicine, is published in the August issue of Diabetes Care, an official journal of the American Diabetes Association.

The study also found that chromium picolinate significantly reduced the weight gain typically associated with the use of a commonly prescribed antidiabetic medication.1 These findings are significant as more than two-thirds of people with type 2 diabetes are not at the suggested goal for their blood sugar. Additionally, more than 80 percent of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight, which can significantly increase their risk of disease-related complications, including cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death amongst patients with diabetes.

“The results further support that chromium may serve as a safe and effective adjunct to medication in helping people with type 2 diabetes improve their blood sugar control. In patients who take a sulfonylurea to control elevated blood sugar, weight gain is common. However, the study findings show that weight gain was less with use of supplemental chromium,” said study investigator, William Cefalu, MD, chief of the Center’s Division of Nutrition and Chronic Diseases. “Also important is that chromium picolinate helped reduce abdominal fat accumulation, which is associated with a greater risk for other conditions such as abnormal lipids and hypertension.”

The 40-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, study was designed to examine the effect of adding daily chromium picolinate supplementation to an antidiabetic medication.1 Sulfonylurea, a commonly prescribed treatment for type 2 diabetes, was given to 29 subjects for 24 weeks, in conjunction with chromium picolinate or a matching placebo (sugar pill).1 Blood sugar levels of study participants taking chromium picolinate in combination with the antidiabetic medication dropped significantly compared to the group taking the medication plus placebo (-31.00 + 7.37 mg/dL vs. -11.33 + 8.03 mg/dL).1 In addition, insulin sensitivity, as measured by glucose disposal, for participants taking the medication along with chromium picolinate was increased when compared to those taking the antidiabetic agent and placebo. Study participants taking chromium picolinate also experienced significantly lower abdominal body fat accumulation than the group taking medication and placebo, and experienced less overall weight gain (0.9kg vs. 2.2kg).1

“It’s also important to note that no significant adverse events were reported among the study participants,” added Cefalu.

The chromium used in this study was provided by Nutrition 21, the makers of Chromax? chromium picolinate.

(Source: Newwise)
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Folic Acid Supplementation During Pregnancy Could Help Prevent Spina Bifida
2. Calcium Supplementation May Not Actually Prevent colon cancer say researchers
3. Vitamin C – Supplementation A Boon For Asthmatics
4. Iron Supplementation Aid In Relief From Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
5. Maternal Vitamin D Supplementation Promises Healthy Bones In Child
6. Vitamin C Supplementation Reduces Cancer Risk In Smokers
7. Pregnancy Complication Reduced By Calcium Supplementation
8. Folic Acid Supplementation in Bread: Boon to Neonates and Curse to Pensioners
9. Chromium Exposure: Health Risk Of Workers Ignored
10. Is Chromium Treatment to Control Blood Sugar Effective?
11. Chromium May Help Diabetes, Cholesterol, and Heart Disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... countries to hospitals in the United States, it’s a threat that is constantly ... obstacles facing infection prevention and offers strategies for the healthcare community to help ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... ... According to a new study by NCPA Senior Fellow John R. Graham, "the ... has directed the CBO to follow. The CBO itself previously recognized Obamacare would kill ... a reduction in employer-based coverage due to the GOP reform, which is not plausible. ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... and related services to families and business owners across eastern Michigan, is connecting ... regional families struggling with financial difficulties. , The Oxford/Orion FISH Food Pantry works ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... As the standards ... a communications platform that positions them as the go-to thought leader in all ... online publication as an always-on, always-fresh news, views and advocacy engine, called ONS ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... The law firm of ... is pleased to announce Westchester resident Lauren C. Enea has joined the firm as ... firm, will concentrate her practice in elder law, Medicaid planning and applications, and Wills, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global ... ... very strong with a total of 97 drug candidates. Pharma giant such ... involved in the development of the IPF therapeutics. The IPF pipeline comprised ... 15 are in Phase II stage, 12 are in Phase I stage, ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... India , March 24, 2017 ... of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry ... the international market including development history, competitive landscape analysis, ... ... Ampoules industry spread across 105 pages providing 10 company ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , March 24, 2017  GenomeDx Biosciences today ... Information Database) and Decipher® Prostate Cancer Classifier tests will ... Association of Urology (EAU) Congress held March 24 to ... The Annual EAU Congress is Europe,s ... comprehensive research in the urological field. The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: