In a new scientific study, Danish researchers from Copenhagen University have demonstrated that methylated selenium compounds can regulate the body’s immune system enabling it to better fight certain cancers. These selenium compounds are found in certain foods such as garlic and broccoli but also in the selenium preparations containing selenium yeast.
Certain cancers such as skin cancer, prostate cancer, and some forms of leukemia weaken the body’s immune system by overstimulating it until it eventually breaks down, giving cancer cells a free rein in the body. What this new Danish research shows is that the intake of selenium compounds that can be metabolized into methylselenol improves the immune system’s ability to fight cancer.
What is the idea behind a new website called seleniumfacts.com?
For the most part, what we want to do with this website is to present clinical research results from published, peer-reviewed studies of the safety and efficacy of selenium supplements.
A cousin website to the website q10facts.com
We want to try to do the same thing with seleniumfacts.com that we have been doing with q10facts.com website.
We want to report the results of human studies that have been done as randomized controlled clinical trials. We want to present the following types of information about selenium supplementation studies and selenium status:
the study design
the sample size
the composition of the sample
the selenium form and dosage
the length of the study
the confounding factors in the study
the study results
the researchers’ interpretation of the results
Intervention studies about selenium supplementation
Basically, there are two types of human studies: observational studies and intervention studies. The big difference between observational studies and intervention studies is that the researchers control the use of the independent variable in intervention studies but do not do so in observational studies.