In this article ‘how to prevent breast cancer with selenium’, you will discover:
- What is selenium?
- Why taking selenium helps to prevent breast cancer?
- How much selenium to take to prevent breast cancer?
What Is Selenium?
Selenium is an essential trace mineral which has antioxidant properties.
The following foods are rich in selenium:
- Brazil Nuts
- Wheat Germ
- Tuna Fish
Apart from preventing certain types of cancer, selenium preforms other functions within your body.
- Improve your immune system
- Improve fertility in men
- Help to protect against inflammation of the thyroid gland
- Help to reduce menopausal problems in women
Why Taking Selenium Helps To Prevent Breast Cancer?
The antioxidant selenium support your immune system, trials have shown that by taking selenium supplements, you can reduce the chances of developing certain cancers.
In one study, women who took selenium supplements reduced their breast cancer by fifty per cent.
How Much Selenium To Take to Prevent Breast Cancer?
To help prevent breast cancer, you need to take 200mcg per day of selenium in a supplement form.
This was a daily dose in the breast cancer study previously mentioned.
Warning: Taking selenium doses over 800 mcg can cause:
- Hair Loss
- Skin Rash
- Nervous System Problems
To help prevent breast cancer, you can include foods which are rich in selenium within your diet or supplement your diet with selenium supplements.
Clinical trials have shown that the antioxidant selenium can help to protect you from certain cancers.
Stewart Hare C. H. Ed Dip NutTh
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