Items Tagged ‘selenosis’

February 29, 2012

Selenium Supplements: Too Much of a Good Thing?


A new review adds to mounting evidence that dietary supplements may┬ádo more harm than good. Selenium, a mineral found in fish, meat, eggs, grains and certain nuts, helps boost antioxidant activity in the body to potentially ward off chronic diseases. But too much selenium can cause selenosis, a condition marked by hair and nail loss, […]

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Tags: dietary supplements, Dr. Donald Hensrud, preventive medicine and nutrition, Selenium, selenosis

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