Racial differences in serum selenium concentration: analysis of US population data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

@article{Vogt2007RacialDI,
  title={Racial differences in serum selenium concentration: analysis of US population data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.},
  author={Tara M. Vogt and Regina G Ziegler and Blossom H. Patterson and Barry I. Graubard},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={166 3},
  pages={280-8}
}
Lower intake of the essential trace element selenium may be a risk factor for prostate cancer and other cancers. In the United States, many racial disparities in cancer incidence, such as the 61% higher incidence of prostate cancer among Blacks relative to Whites, remain unexplained. Using data from a large, nationally representative survey, the authors explored Black/White differences in serum selenium concentration. Mean serum selenium concentrations, both crude and adjusted for known… CONTINUE READING

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