The sizes of the exchangeable pools of selenium in elderly women and their relation to institutionalization.

@article{Ducros1997TheSO,
  title={The sizes of the exchangeable pools of selenium in elderly women and their relation to institutionalization.},
  author={V{\'e}ronique Ducros and Patrice Faure and Monique Ferry and François Couzy and I Biajoux and Alain Favier},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={1997},
  volume={78 3},
  pages={379-96}
}
Exchangeable pools of Se after an intravenous injection of 74Se-enriched isotope as sodium selenite were measured in two groups (n 9) of elderly women (free-living aged 64-82 years and institutionalized aged 68-82 years), and a comparison group (n 9) of young women aged 31-40 years to evaluate the effect of age and institutionalization on Se reserves. Dietary Se intake was not different among the three groups. Plasma Se and glutathione peroxidase (EC 1.11.1.9) levels were significantly lower in… CONTINUE READING