Selenium

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Selenium is a mineral. Although toxic in large amounts, trace amounts of selenium are necessary for cellular function in many organisms, including all animals. Selenium is an ingredient in many multivitamins and other dietary supplements.

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In mice, selenium deficiency resulted in more severe damage following Coxsackie B3 infection than in selenium-adequate mice.[1]

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  1. Levander, Orville A. (2000-02-01), "The Selenium-Coxsackievirus Connection: Chronicle of a Collaboration", The Journal of Nutrition, 130 (2): 485–488S, ISSN 0022-3166, PMID 10721935, retrieved 2016-11-09 


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