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Selenium, vitamin E supplements can increase risk of prostate cancer in some men

Posted February 23, 2014

High-dose supplementation with both the trace element selenium and vitamin E increase the risk of high-grade prostate cancer. But importantly, this risk depends upon a man’s selenium status before taking the supplements.

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Nordic nations up vitamin D and selenium intakes after 8-year review

Posted October 6, 2013

A 3-year review of Nordic nutrient intakes has recommended daily vitamin D inputs increase from 7.5 microgram to 10 mcg per day for people between 2 and 75 years of age. For over-75s, it set a level of 20 mcg.

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Add selenium to required infant formula nutrient list, FDA urges

Posted April 18, 2013

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed the addition of selenium to the list of required nutrients for infant formula products, and the establishment of minimum and maximum levels.

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Effects of Coenzyme Q10 and Selenium on Statin-associated Myopathy

Posted March 16, 2013

In a pilot study involving 60 patients with statin-associated myopathy (SAM), supplementation with coenzyme Q10 for 3 months was found to be associated with increases in plasma levels of coenzyme Q10 (from 0.81 to 3.31 micromol/L), and significant improvements in symptoms of SAM, as compared to placebo.

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Selenium deficiency may cause cardiomyopathy post-gastric bypass

Posted October 23, 2012

Non-compliance with vitamin and mineral supplementation protocols after bariatric surgery could lead to nutritional deficiencies and related health complications, such as heart damage, according to two separate case reports unveiled at the American College of Gastroenterology’s (ACG) 77th Annual Scientific meeting in Las Vegas.

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Selenium supplements may reduce breast cancer death risk

Posted October 16, 2012

A new study in Breast Cancer Tesearch and Treatment suggests that having sufficient intake of dietary selenium including selenium supplementation may reduce risk of developing breast cancer. H.R. Harris at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden and colleagues conducted the study and found those who were in the highest quintile of dietary selenium intake were 31 percent less likely to develop breast cancer, compared with those in the lowest quintile.

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Coenzyme Q(10), vitamin E, selenium, methionine help human papillomavirus skin warts

Posted October 12, 2012

A nutrition supplement made of Coenzyme Q(10), vitamin E, selenium and methionine helps treat chronic recurrent viral mucocutaneous infections like human papillomavirus skin warts, according to a study in the journal Nutrition. C. De Luca at Dermatology Research Institute (IDI IRCCS) in Rome, Italy and colleagues conducted the study and found patients with human papillomavirus skin warts experienced faster healing with reduced incidence of relapse.

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Long-term Selenium/Coenzyme Q10 Usage May Reduce Mortality

Posted August 13, 2012

A 5-year prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial among 443 Swedish citizens aged 70 to 88 found that long-term supplementation with selenium and coenzyme Q10 may reduce cardiovascular mortality.

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Eat Antioxidants to Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk?

Posted July 27, 2012

Are Vitamins E and C and Selenium the Key to Preventing Pancreatic Cancer? New research suggests that diets rich in antioxidants such as vitamin E, vitamin C, and selenium may help lower the risk of developing pancreatic cancer.

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Selenium and Type 2 Diabetes Have Special Relationship

Posted July 5, 2012

You may want to add Brazil nuts and button mushrooms to your diet sometime soon. Both of these foods, along with selected others, are a rich source of selenium, and a new study indicates that selenium is a good mineral to have if you want to reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes.

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