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What should I know before taking chromium?

Julie T. Chen, MD
Internal Medicine

Chromium helps with insulin function, so those being treated for diabetes should check with their doctor and closely monitor their insulin levels. Watch integrative medicine expert Julie Chen, MD, discuss what you should know before taking chromium.


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