The epidemiology of selenium and cancer

Fed Proc. 1985 Jun;44(9):2584-9.

Abstract

Evidence supporting the hypothesis that decreased Se status is associated with an increased risk of cancer is increasing. This paper reviews the epidemiological studies of the Se and cancer hypothesis and discusses their strengths, limitations, problems of interpretation, and methodological issues.

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Basal Cell / blood
  • Carcinoma, Basal Cell / epidemiology
  • Carotenoids / blood
  • Epidemiologic Methods
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / blood
  • Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Neoplasms / prevention & control
  • Selenium / administration & dosage
  • Selenium / blood
  • Selenium / deficiency
  • Selenium / metabolism*
  • Vitamin A / blood

Substances

  • Vitamin A
  • Carotenoids
  • Selenium