Selenium: Dietary Sources, Properties and Role in Human Health


Wanda Morrison (Editor)

Series: Nutrition and Diet Research Progress
BISAC: MED060000

Selenium is an important micronutrient in humans and animals, despite its toxicity at high concentrations. This first chapter performs a thorough review of selenium bioavailability in food stuffs and human diet. The second chapter reviews the selenium essentiality and toxicity, the aspects related to the selenium dietary supplementation and its daily consumption. The third chapter describes the status of selenium and their metabolites in an antiretroviral therapy context.

The next chapter looks at selenium supplementation and autoimmune thyroid diseases. Next, the authors address the association between diabetes type-2 and its levels in serum related to nutritional habits. Then, the preparation of nanosystems based on zero-valent selenium nanoparticles since this essential trace elements carries unique characteristics is explored. Finally, the prospects of using nanoparticles of elementary selenium as a nutrition source are discussed.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

pp. vii-xi

Chapter 1
Selenium Bioavailability in Foods: The Role of Speciation and Interaction with other Dietary Components
(F. Cámara-Martos, J. Marval – León and R. Moreno – Rojas Department of Food Science and Nutrition. University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain, and others)
pp. 1-28

Chapter 2
Selenium: Essentiality, Toxicity, Dietary Supplementation and Analytical Challenges
(Márcia Silva da Rocha, Lilian da Silva, Jefferson Rodrigues de Souza, Tatiana D. Saint’Pierre and Marcelo D. Almeida, National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO), Division of Chemical Metrology, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, and others)
pp. 29-70

Chapter 3
Selenium Speciation in HIV Infection in the Antiretroviral Therapy Context
(Lígia Moriguchi Watanabe, Erika Grasiela Marques de Menezes, Rodrigo de Carvalho Santana and Anderson Marliere Navarro, Department of Food and Nutrition, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, São Paulo State University – UNESP, Brazil, and others)
pp. 71-86

Chapter 4
Selenium Supplementation and Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
(Giacomo Sturniolo and Jordi Mesa, Dipartimento Clinico Sperimentale di Medicina e Farmacologia, Sezione di Endocrinologia, Universitá degli Studi di Messina, Messina, Italy, and others)
pp. 87-100

Chapter 5
Selenium: The Association between Diabetes Type-2 and Serum Selenium Concentration in A 2-YEAR dietary Intervention Trial
(Ofra Paz-Tal, Einat K. Sheiner and Ayala Canfi, Nuclear Research Center—Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel, and others)
pp. 101-122

Chapter 6
Morphology, Toxicity and Bioactivity of Selenium-containing Nanostructures based on Physiologically Active Polymer and Proteins
(T. E. Sukhanova, S. V. Valueva, M. E. Vylegzhanina, A. A. Kutin and A. Derylo-Marczewska, Institute of Macromolecular Compounds RAS, St. Petersburg, Russia, and others)
pp. 123-146

Chapter 7
Bioavailable Nanoparticles Produced via Laser Ablation of Se Target in Liquid
(P. G. Kuzmin, G. A. Shafeev, V. V. Voronov, E. N. Trushina, O. K. Mustafina, G. Yu. Maltsev, I. V. Gmoshinskii and S. A. Khotimchenko, Wave Research Center of A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, and others)
pp. 147-164

pp. 165-180

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