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Selenium status of low-selenium area residents: Polish experience.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12505435     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The concentration of selenium (Se) in human organism varies widely between geographical areas depending on its content in soil and plants, dietary Se intake, bioavailability and retention, mineral interactions and other factors. The study includes healthy inhabitants of different regions of Poland; pregnant women, lactating women, children from 0 to 15 years of age and adults. Systematic determinations allow us to observe changes of the concentration of Se in time, which may be significant for developing preventive action. The results obtained confirm our thesis that Se concentration in the blood of the inhabitants of Poland depends on the region of the country. In recent years, in a considerable number of Polish inhabitants, the concentration of Se in blood plasma has been relatively low-about 50-55 microg/l, and the calculated daily dietary intake about 30-40 microg/day. The low levels of the element in the blood and urine are probably due to its deficiency in the diet.
Authors:
Wojciech Wasowicz; J Gromadzinska; K Rydzynski; J Tomczak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Toxicology letters     Volume:  137     ISSN:  0378-4274     ISO Abbreviation:  Toxicol. Lett.     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-30     Completed Date:  2003-02-24     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7709027     Medline TA:  Toxicol Lett     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  95-101     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Toxicology and Carcinogenesis, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, 8 Teresy St., 90-950, Lodz, Poland. wojciech@imp.lodz.pl
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Antioxidants*
Child, Preschool
Delivery, Obstetric
Diet*
Female
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Lactation / blood
Male
Milk, Human / chemistry
Nutritional Status*
Plants, Edible / chemistry
Poland
Pregnancy
Reference Values
Selenium / administration & dosage*,  blood,  urine
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antioxidants; 7782-49-2/Selenium

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