Comment on: Padmavathi et al. (2010) Chronic Maternal Dietary Chromium Restriction Modulates Visceral Adiposity: Probable Underlying Mechanisms. Diabetes;59:98–104

  1. Jane F. Rasco2
  1. 1Department of Chemistry, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama;
  2. 2Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
  1. Corresponding author: John B. Vincent, jvincent{at}bama.ua.edu.

Padmavathi et al. (1) examined the effects of two diets, AIN-93G and AIN-93G with the chromium (Cr) removed from the mineral mixture normally added to the diet. The authors considered the diet lacking the added Cr to be “restrictive” in terms of this element. The normal diet contained 1.56 mg Cr/kg diet, while the diet lacking the added Cr contained 0.51 mg Cr/kg diet. We believe that the “restrictive” diet is not restrictive and …

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