Selenium's role in weight control.
For 4 months, they fed 11 healthy men, age 20 to 45, diets based on ingredients that differed only in selenium content. The diet was tailored to maintain their original weights. The five volunteers assigned to diets providing five times the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of selenium gained about 1.5 pounds during the study. Consuming only about one-fifth of the RDA for selenium, the six other men each lost about 1 pound. Unexpected changes in the body's production of a thyroid hormone known as T3 appear to have altered each group's rate of calorie burning, the researchers conclude.
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|Title Annotation:||Biomedicine; diets enriched with selenium may boost weight|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Dec 9, 1995|
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