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New Clinical Data Further Supports Chromium Picolinate's Role in Enhancing Brain Activity in Older Adults
Date:3/4/2008

whether supplementation with chromium picolinate for a 12-week period might affect brain activation under working memory task demands in 13 older adults with early memory decline. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans were performed while study participants worked on a challenging cognitive task that involved holding in mind and manipulating visual information while resisting potential distractions. Results from the fMRI scans showed that subjects receiving chromium picolinate exhibited greater activation in right thalamic, right temporal, right posterior parietal and bilateral frontal regions (p = .005).

At treatment termination, urinary chromium to creatinine ratios were elevated in the chromium picolinate group (p < .0001). There was no significant difference between the groups with respect to age (72 versus 73 years), education (15.8 versus 17.3 years), mood disturbance (11 versus 4.5 Profile of Mood States score), and level of memory impairment (.89 versus .63 Clinical Dementia Rating sum boxes score).

"The earlier memory study conducted by the University of Cincinnati team in addition to the current data using functional MRI supports the ability of chromium picolinate to help improve working memory in the elderly," said James Komorowski, M.S., Vice President of Scientific Affairs at Nutrition 21. "Since chromium picolinate is one of three core components of our Core4Life Advanced Memory Formula product, we're pleased to see that ongoing research evaluating its effect on cognitive function is showing consistent beneficial results."

Study investigators used Nutrition 21's proprietary chromium picolinate found in Core4Life Advanced Memory Formula(TM), a nutritional supplement specifically formulated to improve brain health. Core4Life Advanced Memory Formula, available in soft gel form, contains chromium picolinate, phosphatidylserine (PS) and DHA. These ingredients have been scientifically tested for their ability to improve cogn
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