AUDIO - Eight-Year Study Finds Selenium Supplements Linked with Increased Risk for Diabetes
Published July 9, 2007
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    A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that was designed to find if a popular supplement would help reduce the risk of developing type II diabetes found the opposite. The authors found instead that people who took 200 microgram selenium supplements each day for almost eight years had an increased risk of developing the disease. This data comes from the Nutritional Prevention of Cancer Trial (NPC) that was designed to evaluate whether the supplement can help prevent skin cancer.
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