Functional markers of selenium status: UK Food Standards Agency workshop report

Rachel Elsom, Peter Sanderson, John E. Hesketh, Malcolm J. Jackson, Susan J. Fairweather-Tait, Björn Akesson, Jean Handy, John R. Arthur

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The workshop was organised to discuss the validity and limitations of existing functional markers of Se status in human subjects and to identify future research priorities in this area. Studies presented as part of this workshop investigated: the bioavailability of Se from different dietary sources; potential functional markers of Se status; individual variation in response to Se; the effect of marginal Se status on immune function. The workshop highlighted the need to define the relationship between functional markers of Se status and health outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)980-984
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Nutrition
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2006


  • Absorption
  • Adaptation, Physiological
  • Biological Availability
  • Biological Markers
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Food Analysis
  • Humans
  • Selenium
  • Virus Diseases

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