Effects of dietary selenium on mood in healthy men living in a metabolic research unit.

@article{Hawkes1996EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of dietary selenium on mood in healthy men living in a metabolic research unit.},
  author={Wayne Chris Hawkes and L K Hornbostel},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={1996},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={121-8}
}
Eleven healthy men were confined in a metabolic research unit for 120 days in a double-blind study of the effects of dietary selenium on mood as assessed by the Profile of Mood States-Bipolar Form. At an intake of 2800 kcal/day, the diet of conventional foods provided 80 micrograms/day of selenium for the first 21 days, then either 13 or 356 micrograms/day for the remaining 99 days. There were no significant changes in any of the mood scales due to dietary selenium. However, in the low-selenium… CONTINUE READING