Selenium status of pregnant women and newborns in the former soviet union

@article{Golubkina2002SeleniumSO,
  title={Selenium status of pregnant women and newborns in the former soviet union},
  author={Nadegda A. Golubkina and Georg Alfthan},
  journal={Biological Trace Element Research},
  year={2002},
  volume={89},
  pages={13-23}
}
The estimation of the selenium status during pregnancy is of great importance because of the significance of selenium for fetus growth and antioxidant protection of neonates. This problem is especially urgent for Russia and its neighbors because very little data are available and because data on soil selenium predict low intake levels of selenium. A large epidemiological investigation made in various areas of the former USSR allowed us to obtain the first information concerning the subject… CONTINUE READING

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