Selenium deficiency may increase risk of chronic disease

Ensuring adequate intakes of selenium may reduce the risk of age-related diseases such as cancer and heart disease, says a new review that supports Bruce Ames’ triage theory.

By analyzing data from hundreds of published articles, Joyce McCann, PhD, and Bruce Ames, PhD, from Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) report that selenium-dependent proteins considered essential to ensuring an organism survives until it reaches reproductive age are largely more resistant to selenium deficiency than non-essential selenoproteins.

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