Selenium: a protective factor for Kaschin-Beck disease in Qing-Tibet Plateau.

TitleSelenium: a protective factor for Kaschin-Beck disease in Qing-Tibet Plateau.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsZhao Z-J, Li Q, Yang P-Z, Wang H, Kong L-C, Wang L-H, Sun L-Y
JournalBiological trace element research
Volume153
Issue1-3
Pagination1-4
Date Published2013 Jun
Abstract

There is a close relationship between selenium deficiency and Kaschin-Beck disease (KBD). Although the etiology of KBD is not known and selenium deficiency is not its actual cause, it is an important environmental risk factor. In particular, in the Qing-Tibet Plateau, a selenium-deficient region, the prevalence of KBD is serious and still increasing and continues to damage public health. By providing selenium to the population in appropriate amounts, and especially to children, KBD can be effectively controlled and prevented.

DOI10.1007/s11356-013-1768-9
Alternate JournalBiol Trace Elem Res