Selenium in Nutrition and Health
In recent years, natural antioxidants have received tremendous attention in relation to human health and food quality. However, the scientific background of many health-promoting claims for natural antioxidants are not always understandable for the general public and needs further clarification. Furthermore, agricultural applications of antioxidants await further investigations. The primary aim of this volume is to provide up-to-date information about selenium as an integral part of integrated antioxidant systems in the animal and human bodies responsible for maintaining health. It contains practical advice in relation to effective usage of selenium supplements, including optimal forms and doses. In addition, it combines fundamental information on selenium biochemistry and metabolism in a clear and nderstandable way. It also presents the most recent findings, unresolved puzzles and future directions for selenium research.
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