The relevance of selenium to immunity, cancer, and infectious/inflammatory diseases.

@article{RyanHarshman2005TheRO,
  title={The relevance of selenium to immunity, cancer, and infectious/inflammatory diseases.},
  author={Milly Ryan-Harshman and Walid H Aldoori},
  journal={Canadian journal of dietetic practice and research : a publication of Dietitians of Canada = Revue canadienne de la pratique et de la recherche en dietetique : une publication des Dietetistes du Canada},
  year={2005},
  volume={66 2},
  pages={98-102}
}
Selenium is an essential trace element involved in several key metabolic activities via selenoproteins, enzymes that are essential to protect against oxidative damage and to regulate immune function. Selenium also may have other health benefits unrelated to its enzymatic functions. It may provide important health benefits to people whose oxidative stress loads are high, such as those with inflammatory or infectious diseases like rheumatoid arthritis or human immunodeficiency virus/acquired… CONTINUE READING