Selenium status in Turkey - Possible link between status of selenium, iodine, antioxidant enzymes and oxidative DNA damage


Giray B., Hincal F.

JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY, vol.259, no.3, pp.447-451, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 259 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1023/b:jrnc.0000020916.24769.41
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.447-451

Abstract

Measured (n=36, 51 mug/day) and estimated (n=274, 44 mug/day) dietary daily intake of selenium in Turkey is low compared to the RDA value of 55 mug Se/day. When the existence of high prevalence of iodine deficiency in most part of the country is considered, adequate level of dietary Se becomes more important. We have found recently that high iodine-deficient goitrous children had lower Se levels and antioxidant enzyme (AOE) activities, and higher levels of DNA base lesions than non-goitrous controls.