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Biochemical Characterization of Selenium Deficiency in China

  • Yiming Xia
  • Kristina E. Hill
  • Raymond F. Burk

Abstract

Dietary selenium intake varies greatly throughout the world for geographic, cultural, and economic reasons. The selenium content of food plants reflects the soil content and the availability of the element. Thus people at greatest risk for selenium deficiency are people living in areas where soil selenium availability is low who eat only food produced locally.

Keywords

Selenium Concentration Glutathione Peroxidase Activity Selenium Deficiency Selenium Content Selenium Supplementation 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yiming Xia
    • 1
  • Kristina E. Hill
    • 1
  • Raymond F. Burk
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Gastroenterology, C-2104 Medical Center NVanderbilt UniversitySouth NashvilleUSA

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