Selenium and mortality in the elderly: results from the EVA study.

  title={Selenium and mortality in the elderly: results from the EVA study.},
  author={N Tasnime Akbaraly and Josiane Arnaud and Isabelle Hininger-Favier and V{\'e}ronique Gourlet and A L Roussel and C Berr},
  journal={Clinical chemistry},
  volume={51 11},
BACKGROUND Inadequate plasma selenium can adversely affect the maintenance of optimal health; therefore, reported decreases in plasma selenium in an aging population are cause for concern. To further examine this hypothesis, we explored the relationships between plasma selenium and mortality in an elderly population: the EVA (Etude du Vieillissement Artériel) study. METHODS The EVA study was a 9-year longitudinal study with 6 periods of follow-up. During the 2-year period from 1991 to 1993… CONTINUE READING

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