Chromium Picolinate Supplements Can Save U.S. Healthcare Near $8 Billion for Diabetes-Related Heart Disease

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Nutritional Outlook, Volume 17, Issue 9

For just pennies a day, chromium picolinate supplements can save the U.S. economy significantly in diabetes-related coronary heart disease healthcare costs.

Chromium picolinate has been found to help maintain healthy blood sugar and insulin levels as well as lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Elevated levels of these biomarkers are risk factors for diabetes and heart disease, so maintaining healthy levels is important.

A new economic report shows that taking specific dietary supplements can provide significant individual and societal healthcare savings by reducing the number of hospitalizations and other costly medical events associated with chronic diseases. This infographic demonstrates the cost savings that can be realized through the utilization of chromium picolinate dietary supplements among all U.S. adults over the age of 55 with diabetes-attributed coronary heart disease (CHD).

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Courtesy of the Council for Responsible Nutrition Foundation (CRNF; Washington, DC), sourced from Frost & Sullivan’s 2013 report “Smart Prevention-Health Care Cost Savings Resulting from the Targeted Use of Dietary Supplements.”

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Infographic courtesy of the Council for Responsible Nutrition