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The two-character ISO 3166 country code for SWEDEN.


1. An ancient Sumerian unit of length approximately equivalent to 0.0025 meters.

2. An ancient Sumerian unit of weight approximately equivalent to 50 milligrams.
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The lowest plasma selenium concentration is found in Australian horses and in horses from Luxembourg.
Association of antioxidant supplement use and dementia in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease by vitamin E and selenium trial (PREADVISE).
The odds ratio (ORs) of selenium deficiency between subjects and controls was calculated, and 95% confidence interval (CIs) reported.
In the past year, two new studies reveal that selenium status is suboptimal in many people in the industrialized world, and that low selenium status raises the risk for colorectal cancers and cancers of the liver and gallbladder.
Selenite and selenate are the two forms of selenium that are taken up by plants.
Selenium IDE permits the engineers and analyzers to record the activities they execute as they take after the work process that should be tried.
Abnormalities of hooves and horns could be due to inefficient keratin production due to Selenium antagonism with thio-amino acid, which is important constituent of keratin.
Removing the testes before puberty improved these symptoms by leaving more selenium for the brain.
In 1989, the Institute of Medicine recognized selenium to be an essential nutrient for infants.
Because infant formula often serves as a sole source of nutrition for infants, selenium in infant formula is needed to ensure that formula-fed infants are getting this essential nutrient at appropriate levels.
Conclusions: Low serum selenium is associated with anemia among primary school children.
Those who took supplements with at least 140 micrograms a day of selenium after their diagnosis were 2V2 times more likely to die of prostate cancer than those who took no selenium.