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March 1997 Issue

Selenium as a Cancer-Fighter: Still Mostly Promises, Promises...

Q. I've heard selenium can help prevent cancer. Should I be taking a selenium supplement? A. Not quite yet. Despite impressive findings from a recent study that prompted sensational headlines, there are a few things you should know first. The new research from the University of Arizona at Tucson studied 1,300 people with skin cancer for more than four years. Half took a daily dose of 200 micrograms of selenium (about triple the

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