Chromium is a mineral needed in trace amounts for human nutrition. It is exceptionally critical, because the body uses it for the metabolism of sugar and starch. It is also needed for protein synthesis. A high sugar diet leads to a depletion of chromium. Be sure to carefully assess your typical daily/weekly intake of sugar and starch before taking this test. In other words, be honest in your answers about your intake of sweets and carbohydrates. Early assessment of chromium nutriture may aid in the prevention of diabetes, since chromium deficiency is a major factor in the cause of this disease.