oa Central African Journal of Medicine - The geography of diabetes and vascular occlusive disease in relation to chromium

Volume 32, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Prima facie evidence is presented that, where naturally occurring chromium in water supplies occurs, it is associated with a lower prevalence of diabetes and a lower incidence of mortality from vascular occlusive disease. It is postulated that increased prevalence of such disease in a population is associated with chromium 3 deprivation. This results from consumption of highly refined cereal foods which are known to have most of the chromium content removed with the fibre. Water chromium may mitigate these effects.

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