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Selenium is a trace mineral that is essential to good health but required only in small amounts. Selenium is incorporated into proteins to make selenoproteins, which are important antioxidant enzymes. The antioxidant properties of selenoproteins help prevent cellular damage from free radicals. Free radicals are natural by-products of oxygen metabolism that may contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Other selenoproteins help regulate thyroid function and play a role in the immune system.
Nutritional supplements offer no protection against cardiovascular diseases, say researchers

Nutritional supplements offer no protection against cardiovascular diseases, say researchers

Adequate consumption of milk and dairy products can help prevent chronic diseases

Adequate consumption of milk and dairy products can help prevent chronic diseases

Scientists develop small fluorophores for tracking metabolites in living cells

Scientists develop small fluorophores for tracking metabolites in living cells

$2.7 million grant supports UIC researchers to study role of arsenic in development of diabetes

$2.7 million grant supports UIC researchers to study role of arsenic in development of diabetes

Multivitamins do not help stave off depression but lifestyle coaching may work

Multivitamins do not help stave off depression but lifestyle coaching may work

Daily consumption of nutritional supplements does not prevent depression

Daily consumption of nutritional supplements does not prevent depression

Researchers examine benefits of oral supplement for patients with thyroid eye disease

Researchers examine benefits of oral supplement for patients with thyroid eye disease

Study reveals urban and rural differences in prenatal exposure to essential and toxic elements

Study reveals urban and rural differences in prenatal exposure to essential and toxic elements

Certain dietary supplements can have beneficial effect on sperm quality, study suggests

Certain dietary supplements can have beneficial effect on sperm quality, study suggests

Study of two indigenous populations reveals how diet affects health and well-being

Study of two indigenous populations reveals how diet affects health and well-being

Quantum dot-based FISH method enhances cell imaging

Quantum dot-based FISH method enhances cell imaging

Study: Sarcoma patients poorly informed about risk of interactions with anti-cancer drugs

Study: Sarcoma patients poorly informed about risk of interactions with anti-cancer drugs

Chemists synthesize garlic ingredient from readily available components

Chemists synthesize garlic ingredient from readily available components

Researchers investigate potential of injectable trace minerals to keep dairy cows healthier

Researchers investigate potential of injectable trace minerals to keep dairy cows healthier

Nuts can improve sperm quality finds study

Nuts can improve sperm quality finds study

Antioxidants do not improve sperm quality

Antioxidants do not improve sperm quality

Antioxidants do not improve sperm quality in infertile men, finds study

Antioxidants do not improve sperm quality in infertile men, finds study

Nutrient supplements do not provide extra benefits says new Australian survey

Nutrient supplements do not provide extra benefits says new Australian survey

Antioxidant-enriched multivitamin may decrease respiratory illnesses in CF patients, finds study

Antioxidant-enriched multivitamin may decrease respiratory illnesses in CF patients, finds study

Fish-eating habits of pregnant women not linked to autistic traits in their children

Fish-eating habits of pregnant women not linked to autistic traits in their children