Selenium Biochemistry and Cancer: A Review of the Literature


In recent years, the role of selenium in the prevention of a number of degenerative conditions including cancer, inflammatory diseases, thyroid function, cardiovascular disease, neurological dise...

The Prevalence of Low Selenium Levels in Adult Patients Undergoing Bone Marrow Transplantation: A Brief Communication


Selenium (Se) is an essential trace element, and its deficiency is considered to be important in various types of cancer. There are just a few data regarding this issue among adult patients with ...

Induction of Phase II Enzyme Activity by Various Selenium Compounds


Abstract: Twenty-seven selenium compounds and sixteen structurally related organosulfur compounds were tested for quinone reductase (QR) and glutathione-S-transferase (GST) inducing activity in m...

Selenium & Cholesterol


The article discusses the 2000-2001 United Kingdom (UK) National Diet and Nutrition Survey which found out that people with high selenium levels also exhibit high levels of low-density lipoprotei...

Bioavailability of Selenium from Foods


Selenium (Se), an essential nutrient, is needed for activity of several important proteins. Additionally, the consumption of Se in amounts that exceed the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) may ...

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