Increasing Selenium Intake Decreases Bladder Cancer Risk

According to results of a study, selenium intake is associated with decreased risk of bladder cancer.

Selenium is an essential micronutrient found in about 25 proteins. Most of these so-called selenoproteins are enzymes with antioxidant properties. The main dietary sources of selenium are plant foods grown in selenium-rich soils and animals who graze on such plants.

According to Eurekalert:

“The researchers noted a significant protective effect of selenium, mainly among women, which they believe may result from gender-specific differences in the mineral's accumulation and excretion in women.”

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