Selenium Status Measured in Blood After a Higher Intake of Fish and Shellfish - a Randomized Dietary Intervention Study
Selenium is an essential trace element that is incorporated into proteins in the human body
and it hereby plays a major role in several important cellular processes. Previous studies
have indicated that the selenium status of the Danish population is below the levels
required to optimize the suggested protective effects of selenium towards major diseases
including cancer. In Denmark, important natural sources of selenium are fish and shellfish.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Bio-availability Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Selenium concentration in whole blood
Measured at baseline
Anne Tjonneland, professor, M.D., Ph.D.
Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society
Denmark: The Regional Committee on Biomedical Research Ethics