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Jun 15, 2021

Selenium: How Much Is Optimal For Health?

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For those who track their diet, eating only the RDA for many nutrients may not optimize health. For example, the RDA for selenium is 55 micrograms per day, but is that amount optimal for reducing risk of death for all causes?


Papers referenced in the video:

The role of mitochondrial DNA mutations and free radicals in disease and ageing.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23432181/

The Hallmarks of Aging.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23746838/

Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, and Carotenoids.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK225470/

Dietary and serum selenium in coronary heart disease and all-cause mortality: An international perspective.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33377378/

Association between selenium intake, diabetes, and mortality in adults: findings fromNational Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003–2014
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34039451/

Dietary Antioxidants, Circulating Antioxidant Concentrations, Total Antioxidant Capacity, and Risk of All-Cause Mortality: A Systematic Review and Dose-Response Meta-Analysis of Prospective Observational Studies.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30239557/

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