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Is adequate selenium important for healthy human pregnancy?

Rayman, MP (2016) Is adequate selenium important for healthy human pregnancy? In: Selenium: Its Molecular Biology and Role in Human Health. Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3-319-41281-8

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Selenium appears to have a beneficial effect on number of adverse pregnancy health conditions. Higher selenium status has been associated with a lower risk of miscarriage and preterm birth, while there is evidence from randomized controlled trials that selenium supplementation may reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia and post-partum thyroid disease. The ability of selenoproteins to reduce oxidative stress, endoplasmic reticulum stress and inflammation, and to protect the endothelium, control eicosanoid production, regulate vascular tone and reduce infection, is likely to be important in these apparently protective effects.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects : Nutrition
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Biosciences and Medicine > Department of Nutritional Sciences
Authors :
Rayman, MP
Editors :
Hatfield, DL
Schweizer, U
Tsuji, PA
Gladyshev, VN
Date : 2016
DOI : 10.1007/978-3-319-41283-2
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2016 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 02 Nov 2016 09:00
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 18:53

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