Biological Trace Element Research

, Volume 47, Issue 1–3, pp 365–375 | Cite as

Evaluation of selenium supply and status of inhabitants in three selected rural and urban regions of the Czech Republic

  • Jan Kvíčala
  • Václav Zamrazil
  • Jarmila Čeřovská
  • Jiří Bednář
  • Jaroslav Janda
Part XI Nutrition


Blood serum selenium of 65 men and hair selenium of 77 men from three regions of the Czech Republic (CR) were analyzed by neutron activation analysis, and 202 samples of urine from the same populations were analyzed for Se by the fluorimetric method to assess selenium status of these regions. Low status (53 μg Se/L of serum and 0.29 μg Se/g lyophilized hair as means) and very low urine selenium (8.7 μg/L urine) were detected. By these data, the CR is among the countries with the lowest Se intake. A comparison of studied regions is presented. Moreover, values of serum zinc were within the reference range, but mild to moderate deficiency in the supply of iodine was detected.

Index Entries

Selenium zinc iodine serum selenium hair selenium urine selenium Se status 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Kvíčala
    • 1
  • Václav Zamrazil
    • 1
  • Jarmila Čeřovská
    • 1
  • Jiří Bednář
    • 1
  • Jaroslav Janda
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of EndocrinologyPraha 1Czech Republic
  2. 2.Adico Ltd., RadiovaPrahaCzech Republic

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