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Can chromium help me lose weight?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
It is still unclear whether chromium supplementation promotes safe weight loss, and some studies indicate that it may even cause weight gain. Indeed, one study links the intake of chromium picolinate with weight gain among already overweight women. As for other claims, studies show little evidence that chromium adds muscle mass.

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