Saturday, January 14, 2006

chromium

Chromium is a substance researchers believe slows the aging process. It is useful in preventing and lowering high blood pressure. It also helps reduce cholesterol levels and hardening of the arteries. Therefore, it may be helpful in fighting the mental changes that accompany senility. Foods that are rich in chromium are liver, beef, whole grain bread, brewer's yeast, and fresh vegetables, especially beets. Though it is not proven that chromium will add years to life, chances are good that it will help to keep individuals functioning better.
See also AGING, BIOLOGICAL THEORY OF.
Martin, P. "Good News About Growing Older," in Aging. Goldstein, E. C., ed. Vol. 2, Art. 41. Boca Raton, Fl.: Social Issues Resource Series, Inc., 1981.

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