Selenium Intake Reduces Bladder Cancer Risk

Study shows that  selenium intake is associated with decreased risk of bladder cancer.

Selenium is an essential micronutrient found in about 25 proteins. Most of these so-called selenoproteins are enzymes with antioxidant properties.

The main dietary sources of selenium are plant foods grown in selenium-rich soils and animals who graze on such plants.

According to Eurekalert:

“The researchers noted a significant protective effect of selenium, mainly among women, which they believe may result from gender-specific differences in the mineral’s accumulation and excretion in women.”

Resources:
Eurekalert August 31, 2010
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention August 31, 2010

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