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Flashcards in Selenium Deck (12):
1

is it a trace element, vitamin, or mineral? Selenium

trace element

2

what are its five functions? Selenium

antioxidant, protective of cancer, replace vitamin E, thyroid, elevates mood

3

what's the enzyme associated with its antioxidant function? Selenium

glutathione peroxidase

4

which cancer has it been found to protect against? Selenium

skin cancer in one study but it hasnt been replicated

5

what are the two deficiency symptoms in humans? Selenium

painful muscles, keshan disease

6

whats the deficiency symptoms in animals? Selenium

muscular dystrophy

7

where was keshan disease found? Selenium

China and it was seasonal

8

what three things happen with keshan disease? Selenium

congestive cardiomyopathy, heart failure and pulmonary edema

9

what causes keshan disease to form? Selenium

low selenium in soil plus virus, virus created mutations that increased selenium requirements

10

how did animals get toxicity of this? Selenium

grazing animals eating accumulator plants which has 10XRDI

11

what were the seven toxicity symptoms among animals? Selenium

staggers, stiffness, lameness, emaciation, death, hair loss, lesions

12

what are the three main food sources? Selenium

main one is brazil nuts, seeds, organ meats