Health News: Higher Selenium Levels Linked to Lower Diabetes Risk

Increased levels of selenium in the body may be associated with a 25-percent reduction in the risk of type-2 diabetes, says a new study from Korea and Harvard.

The results from the study showed that increasing levels of selenium in toenails were associated with lower risks of diabetes according to Diabetes Care.

During the study, the scientists from Yeungnam Unviersity in Korea and Harvard documented 780 new cases of type 2 diabetes. The highest average level of selenium in toenails was associated with a 24-percent reduction in the risk of the disease.