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Serum and Urine Selenium Changes in a Group of Elderly During One Year of Selenium Supplementation

  • J. Kvícala
  • V. Zamrazil
  • V. Jiránek
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Summary

In the course of 1 year supplementation trial, most of supplemented elderly persons reached the level of 80–90μg Se/l of serum, which is considered as nearly optimal for safeguard of full functions of selenium in the organism. The level of urine selenium increased to 25–30–90μg Se/l, which is also adequate. Optimum levels were reached within 4 months of supplementation with dose 50–90μg Se/day.

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Selenium Supplementation Selenium Intake Serum Selenium Level Supplementation Trial Iodothyronine Deiodinase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Kvícala
    • 1
  • V. Zamrazil
    • 1
  • V. Jiránek
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of EndocrinologyPraha 1Czech Republic
  2. 2.Immunotech, a.s., Radiová 1Praha 10Czech Republic

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