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Can chromium help control cholesterol?

Chromium is needed for you body to metabolize fats properly. Because of this, some researchers believe that supplemental chromium can help lower high cholesterol. Some studies have shown that chromium does help lower cholesterol in some patients, but others have shown no improvement. If you want to try chromium supplements as a way to lower your high cholesterol, discuss them with your doctor first.

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