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

  1. Manchala Raghunath1
  1. 1Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, India;
  2. 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.
  1. Corresponding author: Manchala Raghunath, mraghunath55{at}

We thank Vincent and Rasco (1) for showing interest in our work. In this present study (2), diets were prepared as per AIN 93G formulations, which use chromium (Cr) at a level of 1 mg/kg diet as recommended earlier for rodents (3). Despite this, the finding that the control diet had 1.56 mg Cr/kg diet suggests that this could be due to contributions from other dietary ingredients. This is corroborated by our observation that Cr-restricted diet, in which Cr salt was deleted, had 0.51 mg Cr/kg diet. As indicated by Vincent …

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