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Not just weight loss: Chromium also lowers heart attack risk

By | July 25th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Chromium is a trace element that helps balance blood sugar and may aid in weight loss. New research suggests that chromium deficiency is linked to a higher risk of heart attacks, and that the mineral may aid in healthy cholesterol levels. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University conducted a study across eight European countries and Israel [...]

Diabetes: Finding a healthy balance

By | May 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Diabetes is a serious and growing health problem in the Western world. Recent figures put the estimate at about 5% of the population, of which 90% is type II or adult-onset diabetes. This type is thought to be most related to diet and lifestyle choices. Though there is no “cure” for diabetes, there are many [...]

Mineral/herb combo cuts cholesterol

By | May 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

At the Department of Physiology at Georgetown University Medical Center, researchers conducted a pilot study on the effects of chromium and grape seed extract on subjects with elevated cholesterol. High cholesterol is quite prevalent in North America, and is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease. There are many drugs to help lower blood cholesterol, [...]

Balance blood sugar with chromium

By | May 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Chromium is an essential nutrient involved in normal carbohydrate and fat metabolism. It also helps regulate blood sugar, which can improve the glucose/insulin system in people with hypoglycemia, diabetes and other blood sugar disorders. At the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center in Maryland, researchers tested chromium supplementation on patients with type 2 diabetes. They tested [...]