Influence of selenium on the microvasculature of the retina.

  title={Influence of selenium on the microvasculature of the retina.},
  author={Curtis D Eckhert and M K Lockwood and B Shen},
  journal={Microvascular research},
  volume={45 1},
The impact of small differences in selenium exposure during the first year of life was investigated in male Wistar rats. Forty-five rats were evaluated in two experiments. Rats were provided diets that contained sucrose as the sole carbohydrate to induce an elevation in blood triglycerides, cholesterol, glucose, and insulin. In each experiment one-half the rats received 0.1 mg Se/kg and the other half 0.2 mg Se/kg diet. Both levels of selenium supported normal activity of the marker for… CONTINUE READING