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Cancer

12 May 2011

Selenium doesn't prevent cancer

There is no convincing evidence that taking high doses of selenium - a popular dietary supplement - can prevent cancer, according to a new review.

There is no convincing evidence that taking high doses of selenium - a popular dietary supplement - can prevent cancer, according to a new review.

However, "we still do not have an exact picture of what selenium is doing to human health", Dr Marco Vinceti, one of the authors of the new review from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Italy, told Reuters Health.

 

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