January 1997 Issue
Chromium's Promise Primarily for Diabetes: Other Claims Doubtful
Q. I keep seeing chromium picolinate advertised everywhere. Can it do anything for me? A. Perhaps, but that depends on what you expect it to do. Though chromium picolinate is hyped in health food stores and mail-order catalogues as a weight-loss aid that can "melt fat away," there is little evidence to back that up. And though research hints at its ability to boost muscle mass, this comes with the caveat that you
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