Summary - Se

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Selenium is an important micronutrient element, was the nutrients showing a higher prevalence of inadequate intakes in Europe. The total body pool of selenium has been estimated to be 5-15 mg in adults. For a 65 kg reference man the average normative requirement of individuals for selenium was estimated to be 26?g/day, and from this value the lower limit of the need of population mean intakes was estimated to be 40?g/day. Viñas BR, et al, 2011; [file://insarj/shares/DAN/UR/URMR/EuroFIR%20Nexus/GAMA/Selenium%20in%20reproductive%20health_%20%5bAm%20J%20Obstet%20Gynecol_%202012%5d%20-%20PubMed%20-%20NCBI.mht Mistry HD, Et al., 2012]; Berr C, et al, 2012; Huawei et al, 2007; EFSA, 2006; Southgate and Greenfield Book

Selenium variability is of practical significance when it occurs in foods that are normally relied on as important sources. The major part of the essential selenium enters into the human body through food and food products. Data on selenium contents of food items are relatively scarce (seleniumFCDB)