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what are the heath benefits of taking selenium?

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Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 37 years experience
Here are just: a few ways that selenium benefits your body: Acts as an Antioxidant & Defends Against Oxidative Stress. ... Helps Defend Against Cancer. ... Boosts Immunity. ... Improves Blood Flow & Lowers Chance of Heart Disease. ... Regulates Thyroid Function. ... Increases Longevity. ... Helps Reduce Asthma Symptoms. ... Can Help Boost Fertility.

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What is selenium deficiency is associated with?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Keshan disease: Under Mao's tyranny, a bureaucrat's failure to add selenium to fertilizer caused widespread deficiency. Most deaths were due to increased susceptibility to viral myocarditis. Thousands of people perished. There is an obviously false claim from an 'independent thinker' that selenium deficiency cuases cystic fibrosis; this has bitterly disappointed many sufferers.

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