Date of Award
Master of Arts
Human Performance and Health Education
Health, Physical Education & Recreation
Dr. Roger Zabik
Dr. Mary Dawson
Dr. Patricia Frye
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects, on college-age males, of ingesting chromium picolinate over a 6-week period when administered as a supplement to their diet. Fifty males, ages 18 to 25 years, had their respiratory exchange ratio (R), body fat percentage, and lean body mass measured prior to and following a 6-week supplementation period. Subjects were randomly placed into a chromium, placebo, or control group. All subjects were instructed to maintain daily activities. Analysis of variance revealed no significant differences in R values, body fat percentage, or lean body mass among the chromium, placebo, or control groups. These findings showed that chromium picolinate supplementation did not significantly influence the metabolism of college-age males over a 6-week period.
Beaty, Matthew K., "The Effects of Chromium Picolinate Supplementation on Body Fat, Lean Body Mass, and Respiratory Exchange Ratio" (1996). Masters Theses. 4494.