Author(s): Wasowicz W, Gromadzinska J, Rydzynski K, Tomczak J
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Abstract 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.
This article was published in Toxicol Lett
and referenced in Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences