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Alleged benefits of selenium include treating or preventing several health conditions, such as arthritis, heart disease, HIV and AIDS, miscarriages, and various types of cancer. However, it can also be quite dangerous and may cause serious side effects if too much is taken. Most people (including children) receive sufficient selenium through dietary means, and supplementation is not typically necessary.
Selenium Benefits: An OverviewSelenium may provide numerous health benefits, especially in people who have a deficiency. However, it can also be quite dangerous, causing serious side effects if too much is taken (see Selenium Side Effects).
- Arsenic poisoning
- Arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Bird flu
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Gray hair
- Heart disease
- HIV and AIDS
- Hypothyroidism (low thyroid levels)
- Macular degeneration
- Various types of cancer.