- July 1st, 2013
A 17-year study of 58,000 men shows that higher levels of selenium in toenails means lower likelihood of advanced prostate cancer—up to 60 percent lower. The toenail was chosen in lieu of blood testing as it indicates long-term exposure to selenium. Brazil nuts are highest in selenium: other selenium-rich foods are tuna, cod, turkey, chicken, and beef.
- 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