Selenium Supplements and Diabetes Risk

Selenium’s antioxidant power is claimed to help prevent or control diabetes. Yet research links high blood selenium supplements with increased risk of diabetes! In the US, selenium deficiency is very rare. In one study, selenium supplements given to those who had normal baseline levels increased their risk of developing diabetes almost three times, compared to those who were given a placebo.

PositiveTip: The best methods of preventing or controlling type 2 diabetes is still weight control, physical activity and a plant-based diet rich in antioxidant foods.