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Is Chromium Picolinate too dangerous for a 16 year old?

I m 16 years old and am taking chromium picolinate, for my weight. I weigh 8stone 5pounds. I ve been told that it can give you anemia , liver damage and kidney failure, also diabetes . is this correct?I ve had headaches since i ve been taking them and felt really weak and shaky. But i ve also been a lot happier on them. should i keep taking them or is it too dangerous?
Asked On : Thu, 20 Jan 2011
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Chromium picolinate is not that effective and can cause the problems you mentioned above in high doses. Take it in the minimum dosage if you require to take it.

Scientific facts:
1. Chromium has NOT been proven to cause weight loss or lower cholesterol
2.Chromium has been shown to damage chromosomes.

When chromosomes are affected, even cancer might be caused, though rarely.
Answered: Thu, 20 Jan 2011
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