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Bioavailability of Selenium from Foods

Permanent URL:
http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/45974
Abstract:
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 protect against prostate and colorectal cancer. Supplemental Se may be acquired through the diet, but Se bioavailability depends on the source. Therefore, dietary advice concerning improvement of Se intake depends on characterization of Se bioavailability from Se-containing food sources.
Author(s):
Finley, John W.
Subject(s):
selenium , bioavailability , intestinal absorption , dietary nutrient sources
Format:
p. 146-151.
Note:
Includes references
Source:
Nutrition reviews 2006 Mar., v. 64, no. 3
Language:
English
Year:
2006
Collection:
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
File:
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Rights:
Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.