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Selenium in Nutrition and Health

  • Selenium in Nutrition and Health

Selenium in Nutrition and Health

Peter F Surai

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Author(s): Peter F Surai

About The Book

The primary aim of this volume is to provide up-to-date information about selenium as an integral part of integrated antioxidant systems in the animal and human bodies responsible for maintaining health.

In recent years, natural antioxidants have received tremendous attention in relation to human health and food quality. However, the scientific background of many health-promoting claims for natural antioxidants are not always understandable for the general public and needs further clarification. Furthermore, agricultural applications of antioxidants await further investigations.

It contains practical advice in relation to effective usage of selenium supplements, including optimal forms and doses. In addition, it combines fundamental information on selenium biochemistry and metabolism in a clear and understandable way. It also presents the most recent findings, unresolved puzzles and future directions for selenium research.

Additional Information

Author Peter F Surai
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 974 pp
ISBN 9781904761167
Publication date May 2005
Book Type Hardcover


  • Antioxidant systems in animal body
  • Molecular mechanisms of Se action: selenoproteins
  • Selenium in food and feed: selenomethionine and beyond
  • Selenium and immunity
  • Selenium and semen quality
  • Selenium and mycotoxins
  • Selenium in poultry nutrition
  • Selenium in pig nutrition
  • Selenium in ruminant nutrition
  • Selenium in nutrition of other animals: horses, dogs, cats and fish
  • Selenium and human health
  • Se-enriched eggs, milk and meat as functional foods and a solution to selenium deficiency
  • Antioxidant-prooxidant balance in the intestine: from healthy gut - to general health
  • Conclusion: looking ahead
  • Index

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