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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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Indeed, studies suggest that inadequate selenium increases risk of cardiovascular disease, (3,10) some cancers, (3,11-13) cognitive dysfunction, (14) and even death.
Effects of Brazil nut consumption on selenium status and cognitive performance in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: a randomized controlled pilot trial.
Selenium which is found in breast milk is 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.
Assessing selenium status from both the total amount of the mineral in the blood and the serum selenoprotein P levels, which reflect the amount of selenium bound up in the carrier protein, the team found that a higher selenium status is significantly associated with a lower risk of bowel cancer.
We've known for some time that selenium is important to men s fertility, but until now no-one has researched how this element could be involved in healthy reproduction in women.
Selenium absorption, retention and distribution in the organism, as well as the quantity, configuration and excretion routes will vary, among other factors, according to its chemical formula, the quantity ingested and the time receiving a set Se level.
were the major determinants of the overall ophthalmic outcome in patients treated with selenium, they investigators added.
The lead author noted that the reason for this protective effect of selenium in men but not in women was not completely clear but might be attributed to women being healthier at baseline, having better antioxidant status in general and possible differences in how men and women process selenium.
Plasma selenium levels increased in the Se-SM group whilst the placebo group significantly decreased.
However, "we still do not have an exact picture of what selenium is doing to human health," Dr.
The selenium enriched milk comes from dairy herds that are participating in the Healthy Herd Programme set up by the NEMi group (Naturally Enriched Milk innovations).