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Title: The geography of diabetes and vascular occlusive disease in relation to chromium
Authors: Mossop, R.T.
metadata.dc.type: Article
Keywords: Diabetes
Vascular occlusive disease
Issue Date: 1986
Publisher: University of Zimbabwe, College of Health Sciences
Citation: Mossop, R.T. (1986). The Geography of diabetes and vascular occlusive disease in relation to chromium. Central African Journal of Medicine. 32 (6), 137-140.
Abstract: Prima facie evidence is presented that, where naturally occuring 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.
ISSN: 0089176
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