Abstract

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.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Plant and Wildlife Sciences

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Date Submitted

1976-03-09

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/Letd188

Keywords

Chromium; Diabetes; Indians of North America; Pima Indians

Language

English

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