Maize grain and soil surveys reveal suboptimal dietary selenium intake is widespread in Malawi

Abstract

Selenium is an essential element in human diets but the risk of suboptimal intake increases where food choices are narrow. Here we show that suboptimal dietary intake (i.e. 20-30 µg Se person(-1) d(-1)) is widespread in Malawi, based on a spatial integration of Se concentrations of maize (Zea mays L.) grain and soil surveys for 88 field sites, representing… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/srep00072

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@inproceedings{Chilimba2011MaizeGA, title={Maize grain and soil surveys reveal suboptimal dietary selenium intake is widespread in Malawi}, author={Allan D. C. Chilimba and Scott D. Young and Colin R. Black and Katie B. Rogerson and E. Louise Ander and Michael J. Watts and Joachim Lammel and Martin R Broadley}, booktitle={Scientific reports}, year={2011} }