Tissues (liver, spleen, pancreas, and aorta) and hair taken at autopsy from diabetic and non-diabetic southwestern Indians (mainly Pima) were analyzed for chromium (Cr) using flameless atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The Cr levels in both tissues and hair from diabetic subjects were consistently lower than in those from non-diabetic individuals. There were so few individuals in each group that it was not possible to accurately correlate a given tissue either with any other tissues or hair.
College and Department
Plant and Wildlife Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hansen, Leslie O., "Tissue chromium levels :|bautopsy study in diabetic and non-diabetic American (Pima) Indians" (1976). Theses and Dissertations. 7944.
Chromium; Diabetes; Indians of North America; Pima Indians