Selenium deficiency in diet
Other Names: Inadequate dietary selenium
Nature: Selenium is an antioxidant mineral which is deficient in certain soils and hence in certain diets.
Incidence: A five year study is being undertaken in Europe and USA on the role of selenium supplements in cancer prevention.
Problem Type: G: Very specific problems
Subject(s): Non-metallic chemical elementsInadequacyDeprivationNutrition
Date of last update 12.02.2000 – 00:00 CET