Status of selenium, vitamin E, and vitamin A among Saudi adults: potential links with common endemic diseases.

@article{AlSaleh2007StatusOS,
  title={Status of selenium, vitamin E, and vitamin A among Saudi adults: potential links with common endemic diseases.},
  author={Iman Al-Saleh and Inaam el-Doush and Grisellhi Billedo and Gamal El-Din Mohamed and Gamal Yosef},
  journal={Journal of environmental pathology, toxicology and oncology : official organ of the International Society for Environmental Toxicology and Cancer},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={221-43}
}
This study was designed to determine the status of selenium, dl-alpha-tocopherol, and all-trans-retinol in adults living in Al-Kharj district using serum and toenail samples, and to look for possible association between these parameters and the etiology of endemic diseases in the same area. For this purpose, we examined a cross section of samples of 743 healthy Saudi adults on routine visits to the Primary Health Care Unites (PHCUs) for different common health problems. The arithmetic mean for… CONTINUE READING