- September 1st, 2012
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.
- April 1st, 2012
What it is: The mineral selenium is a micronutrient that must be ingested via food or drink. Selenium helps regulate the thyroid and combines with proteins to make selenoproteins, a type of antioxidant that protects against cellular damage.
BenefitsWhat it is, why you need it, and where to get it.By Brooke Holmgren
- June 1st, 2008
The thyroid, a small, butterfly-shaped gland below your Adam’s apple, pretty much rules your body, says Douglas Husbands, DC, CCN, a clinical nutritionist and chiropractor in San Carlos, California.This little gland plays a big role in your body. Keep it running with these essentials.By Victoria Dolby Toews
- February 1st, 2008
Selenium supplements have been touted as possible cancer fighters, but taken over a long period they might also increase your risk of type-2 diabetes by up to 50 percent, says a recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Scientists wanted to examine whether selenium might prevent diabetes, since previous animal studies suggested it improves glucose metabolism.By Matthew Solan