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25 October 2016

Selenium is an important nutrient

Selenium is an important nutrient that forms an essential part of the human diet. Particularly good sources of this trace element include foods like fish, eggs, certain nuts, such as Brazil nuts, shellfish, meat and milk. But what exactly is selenium good for? German medical researchers have recently demonstrated that high concentrations of selenium in the blood may be associated with a lowered risk of developing liver cancer and possibly other types of cancer as well.

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