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Selenium: Sources, Functions, and Health Effects (repost)


Selenium: Sources, Functions, and Health Effects (Public Health in the 21st Century) by Chinatsu Aomori
English | 2012 | ISBN: 1619420619 | 287 pages | PDF | 4,3 MB

Selenium (Se) is an essential trace element of fundamental importance to health, primarily due to its antioxidant activity. Selenium has chemoprotective, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties and is related to enhancing immunity, controlling gastrointestinal, and reducing age-related disorders. In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the sources, functions and health effects of selenium.

Topics discussed include selenium biorhythms and hormonal regulation; the physiological role of selenium; selenium supplementation of diet effects on antioxidant activity and protects against antibiotic resistance and avian influenza in poultry; selenium in critical illness and tropical diseases; products of animal origin as a source of Se in the human diet; selenium in food materials and stress signaling and proapoptotic pathways induced by selenite in malignant coloncytes.

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