Development of adult-onset diabetes (aka Type 2) used to be a phenomenon of middle age……
Over the last 20 years, the average age of onset has rolled back considerably, and today it is common to see Type 2 onset in children.
The primary causes of this are dietary – the addition of simple sugars to most of our processed foods, the reliance on candy, sodas and sugar-enhanced fruit drinks for a quick “pick-me-up”, and the mass-production methods of agriculture, which has depleted the vitamin/mineral content of our fruits and vegetables.
These products contain chromium.
What is the significance of Chromium?
Chromium (Cr) is an essential nutrient required for normal sugar and fat metabolism. Chromium functions primarily by potentiating the action of insulin. Chromium occurs primarily in the trivalent and hexavalent forms; the form in higher organisms is trivalent. This mineral occurs throughout the body with highest concentrations in the liver, kidney, spleen and bone. Deficiency: Signs of deficiency include impaired glucose tolerance and elevated circulating insulin. In some studies, chromium supplementation has reduced total serum cholesterol, triglycerides and apolipoprotein B and increased HDL-cholesterol.
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