Selenium is being studied for prostate cancer prevention

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   Posted 5/15/2011 8:04 AM (GMT -6)

The Nutritional Prevention of Cancer (NPC) study, first reported in 1996, included 1,312 men and women who had a history of non-melanoma skin cancer. Results of the trial showed that men who took selenium to prevent new non-melanoma skin cancers received no benefit from selenium in preventing that disease. However, approximately 60 percent fewer new cases of prostate cancer were observed among men who had taken selenium for six and one-half years than among men who took the placebo (3). In a 2002 follow-up report, the data showed that men who took selenium for more than seven and one-half years had about 52 percent fewer new cases of prostate cancer than men who took the placebo (4). This trial is one of the reasons for studying selenium in SELECT.

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   Posted 5/15/2011 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I believe the SELECT trial found no benefit.
However, there are 2 different forms of selenium and the study used only 1 of the 2 forms.
There are 8 different forms of vitamin E occuring naturally. The study only used 1 form of vitamin E.
There is a trial of brewers yeast high in selenium underway, I think.
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   Posted 5/15/2011 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
What if I sprinkle some Selenium salt on my well-done, char-broiled hamburger??

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   Posted 5/15/2011 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't forget the BBQ sauce.

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