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Selenium: a protective factor for Kaschin-Beck disease in Qing-Tibet Plateau.
|Title||Selenium: a protective factor for Kaschin-Beck disease in Qing-Tibet Plateau.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Zhao Z-J, Li Q, Yang P-Z, Wang H, Kong L-C, Wang L-H, Sun L-Y|
|Journal||Biological trace element research|
|Date Published||2013 Jun|
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.
|Alternate Journal||Biol Trace Elem Res|