Abstract

The essential mineral, selenium, is of fundamental importance to human health. As a constituent of selenoproteins, selenium has structural and enzymic roles, in the latter context being best-known as an antioxidant and catalyst for the production of active thyroid hormone. Selenium is needed for the proper functioning of the immune system. An elevated selenium intake may be associated with reduced cancer risk
Lingua originaleEnglish
Numero di pagine2
RivistaEC NUTRITION
Volume14
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2019

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