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Fertil Steril. 2006 Jul;86(1):243-6. Epub 2006 May 30.

Chromium picolinate improves insulin sensitivity in obese subjects with polycystic ovary syndrome.

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Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Medicine, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Stony Brook University Hospital, State University of New York-Stony Brook School of Medicine, 1794-8091, USA.


Trivalent chromium (1000 microg), as chromium picolinate, given without change in diet or activity level, caused a 38% mean improvement in glucose disposal rate in five obese subjects with polycystic ovary syndrome who were tested with a euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp technique. This suggests that chromium picolinate, an over-the-counter dietary product, may be useful as an insulin sensitizer in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome.

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