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Effect of smoking, alcohol, and other factors on the selenium status of a healthy population.
  1. B Lloyd,
  2. R S Lloyd,
  3. B E Clayton

    Abstract

    In a study of selenium status in 391 apparently healthy subjects resident in the south of England statistical examination of the data showed a significant effect with regard to age, smoking, alcohol, and oral contraceptives. The most important of these factors seems to be a combination of alcohol and smoking habits in men over 30. Reference ranges have been established for glutathione peroxidase activities and the concentrations of selenium in whole blood plasma and erythrocytes.

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