Is chromium supplementation effective in managing type II diabetes?

Nutr Rev. 1998 Oct;56(10):302-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.1998.tb01664.x.


The results of a recent placebo-controlled intervention trial in China show beneficial effects of chromium supplementation in type II diabetes. Before extrapolating the results to Western populations, however, large-scale placebo-controlled studies in Westerners are necessary to confirm the positive results.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Blood Glucose / drug effects
  • China
  • Chromium / therapeutic use*
  • Controlled Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / drug therapy*
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Humans


  • Blood Glucose
  • Chromium