2010 Press Releases

  • Chromium Picolinate May Lessen Inflammation in Diabetic Nephropathy

    Released September 22, 2010 - Taking chromium picolinate may help lessen inflammation associated with kidney disease is the conclusion of a study comparing diabetic mice treated with chromium picolinate with those that received placebo. Mice who received the supplement had lower levels of albuminuria (protein in the urine), an indication of kidney disease. Untreated diabetic mice had marked immunostaining for interleukin 6 (IL-6) and interleukin 17 (IL-1 and moderate immunostaining for indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), an immunoregulatory enzyme that modulates the production of IL-6 and IL-17.