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Epidemiological correlation between chromium content in gallstones and cholesterol in blood.
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PMID:  12081118     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors measured the chromium in gallstones and bile from patients in three areas (Kawasaki (a city adjacent to Tokyo) in Japan, Chiang Mai and Bangkok in Thailand) by means of neutron activation analysis. The chromium in three types of gallstones (cholesterol, pigment, and rare stones) and bile from patients living in Bangkok were evidently larger than those from patients living in Kawasaki and Chiang Mai. The high chromium intake by Bangkok patients continued from the start of gallstone formation until the time the stones were removed. The total-cholesterol, triglyceride, and hemoglobin A(1C) levels in the blood from Bangkok residents with high chromium intake over a long period were clearly lower than those of Japanese and Chiang Mai residents. The authors showed that the high dietary intake of chromium over a long period may play a role in the lowering of total-cholesterol, triglyceride, and hemoglobin A(1C) in blood.
Akiko Shigeta; Supachai Ratanamaneechat; Songphol Srisukho; Mikio Tanaka; Yukichi Moriyama; Surapol Suwanagool; Masaru Miki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0125-2208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Assoc Thai     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-06-25     Completed Date:  2002-07-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507216     Medline TA:  J Med Assoc Thai     Country:  Thailand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  183-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center for Digestive Diseases, Second Hospital, Nippon Medical School, Kawasaki, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Bile / chemistry
Cholelithiasis / chemistry*,  surgery
Cholesterol / blood*
Chromium / analysis*,  deficiency
Japan / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Thailand / epidemiology
Reg. No./Substance:
57-88-5/Cholesterol; 7440-47-3/Chromium

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