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May 2004 Issue

Despite Concerns, Weight of Evidence Backs Chromium’s Safety

Q. I keep reading that chromium supplements might be harmful. However, you’ve said that they are safe. Which is it?

A. After EN attended a summit of chromium researchers last spring, we reported that the consensus among experts was that chromium picolinate was safe. The study that spawned much of the negative news you’ve heard was released just prior to the summit. That study, however, was conducted in fruit flies.

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