Selenium Supplements May Increase Prostate Cancer Risk

"Men using these supplements [selenium and/or Vitamin E] should stop, period." These are the words of Alan Kristal, author of a new study examining why some men are at increased risk of prostate cancer when taking these supplements. Men with high selenium levels at baseline who took selenium supplements increased their risk of high-grade cancer…

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Don’t Count on Supplements to Prevent Chronic Disease!

Selenium, an essential element necessary for proper cellular function, has recently become a popular supplement thought to have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. A new British study has linked high levels of selenium to increased levels of total cholesterol and LDL ("bad") cholesterol. The U.K. has lower selenium status that the U.S. making it a good…

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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…

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