Selenium for preventing cancer.

  title={Selenium for preventing cancer.},
  author={Marco Vinceti and Gabriele Dennert and Catherine M. Crespi and Marcel Zwahlen and Maree T. Brinkman and Maurice P. A. Zeegers and Markus Horneber and Roberto D'Amico and Cinzia del Giovane},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND This review is an update of the first Cochrane publication on selenium for preventing cancer (Dennert 2011).Selenium is a metalloid with both nutritional and toxicological properties. Higher selenium exposure and selenium supplements have been suggested to protect against several types of cancers. OBJECTIVES Two research questions were addressed in this review: What is the evidence for:1. an aetiological relation between selenium exposure and cancer risk in humans? and2. the… CONTINUE READING
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