Problem

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.
Broader Problems:
Nutritional deficiencies
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Subject(s):
Non-metallic chemical elementsInadequacyDeprivationNutrition
Date of last update
12.02.2000 – 00:00 CET