Selenium levels in UK much lower than in US

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 October 2004



(2004), "Selenium levels in UK much lower than in US", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 34 No. 5.



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Selenium levels in UK much lower than in US

In Europe, where the soil, and consequently the crops, are low in selenium, most people fail to get enough selenium in their diet. Selenium status is considerably lower here as a result than in the US. Levels in the UK diet have dropped still further in recent years partly because we now buy flour made from European grain. In the past we imported higher selenium grain from the US and Canada for our bread and flour.

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