Selenium has anti-aging properties and may protect against age-associated disease.
Selenium is a component of enzymes and proteins — known as selenoproteins — that play important role in reproduction, thyroid hormone metabolism, and DNA synthesis.
Selenoproteins control misfolded proteins. Accumulation of misfolded proteins is a common characteristic of aging.
Selenium may also protect against certain age-related diseases.
People with lower selenium levels are at a higher risk of coronary heart disease, but more research is needed.
Selenium supplementation may increase the risk of non-melanoma skin cancer and type 2 diabetes. The evidence around this remains conflicting.
Having optimal levels of selenium may protect against thyroid disease and preserve overall health.
Due to selenium’s antioxidant properties, selenium supplementation can help treat or prevent age-related cognitive decline in older adults.
Overall, research remains conflicting regarding selenium supplementation. Consult with your healthcare providers.
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