Predicted dietary intake of selenium by the general adult population in Belgium.

Last updated on 22-11-2022 by Anonymous (not verified)

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The total selenium content of about 800 food products purchased in Belgium was determined and combined with food records to determine the nutritional selenium status of Belgian people. The largest selenium concentrations (>1 mg kg(-1)) were found in Brazil nuts and offal, of which the consumption is limited. Usually consumed food groups with the highest selenium concentrations were fish and shellfish (0.2-0.9 mg kg(-1)), eggs, poultry meat, cheese, mushrooms and pasta (approximately 0.2 mg kg(-1)). The mean dietary selenium intake was calculated to be 60 µg day(-1), which is at the lower en…

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