Bioavailability of Selenium from Foods
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
Volume 64, Issue 3, pages 146–151, March 2006
How to Cite
Finley, J. W. (2006), Bioavailability of Selenium from Foods. Nutrition Reviews, 64: 146–151. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2006.tb00198.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
Selenium (Se), an essential nutrient, is needed for activity of several important proteins. Additionally, the consumption of Se in amounts that exceed the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) may protect against prostate and colorectal cancer. Supplemental Se may be acquired through the diet, but Se bioavailability depends on the source. Therefore, dietary advice concerning improvement of Se intake depends on characterization of Se bioavailability from Se-con-taining food sources.