Chromium is associated with glucose and lipid metabolism. Chromium levels decrease with age except in the lungs, where chromium accumulates.
Sources.The best sources of chromium include meat, mushrooms, nuts,organ meats, and wheat germ.
Requirements.Although there is no DRI for chromium, there is AI foradults, which is 35 mg for men and 25 mg for women. There appears to be no difficulty fulfilling this requirement when one has a balanced diet.
Deficiency.Chromium deficiency appears to be related to disturbances inglucose metabolism.