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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.
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

Depression and anxiety strongly linked with autoimmune thyroiditis, shows study

Depression and anxiety strongly linked with autoimmune thyroiditis, shows study

UIC researchers examine how arsenic affects development of diabetes

UIC researchers examine how arsenic affects development of diabetes

Steps to take for boosting immune system and maintaining a healthy body

Steps to take for boosting immune system and maintaining a healthy body

Potential new principle for treatment of multiple forms of cancer

Potential new principle for treatment of multiple forms of cancer

Cannabis Quality and Contamination Testing

Cannabis Quality and Contamination Testing

Study: Plastic used in many second hand toys may be harmful to children’s health

Study: Plastic used in many second hand toys may be harmful to children’s health

Experts look for ways to end dietary deficiencies in essential micronutrients

Experts look for ways to end dietary deficiencies in essential micronutrients

Selenium protects specialized neurons from cell death during postnatal development

Selenium protects specialized neurons from cell death during postnatal development

UA Cancer Center researchers delve deeper into benefits and harms of selenium supplementation

UA Cancer Center researchers delve deeper into benefits and harms of selenium supplementation

Rutgers scientists find efficient way to enhance nutritional value of corn

Rutgers scientists find efficient way to enhance nutritional value of corn

Shrinking Salton Sea contributes to dust sources with potential to impact human health

Shrinking Salton Sea contributes to dust sources with potential to impact human health

New compound takes positive step toward creating drug for melanoma

New compound takes positive step toward creating drug for melanoma

Microwaving and grilling help maintain nutritional profile of mushrooms, study shows

Microwaving and grilling help maintain nutritional profile of mushrooms, study shows

Researchers shed light on diverse effects of exercise on individuals

Researchers shed light on diverse effects of exercise on individuals

Supplemental use of vitamin E and selenium did not forestall dementia, study finds

Supplemental use of vitamin E and selenium did not forestall dementia, study finds

Healthy diets linked to better sperm quality and male fecundability

Healthy diets linked to better sperm quality and male fecundability

New SWOG review shows vitamin E and selenium do not prevent colorectal adenomas

New SWOG review shows vitamin E and selenium do not prevent colorectal adenomas