Dietary Selenium and COVID-19 Outcomes

Jun 18, 2020 | Biomonitoring, News Article, Selenium

Selenium SeA recent epidemiological study showed a strong correlation between selenium intake and COVID-19 mortality. Statistical analyses conducted on cure rates in various regions in China showed significantly lower cure rates in regions where the populations are known to have selenium deficiency, whereas the opposite trend was observed in populations known to have higher dietary selenium intake. Although selenium deficiency and infectious disease resistance is not a new topic, a great deal more research will be needed to further investigate this correlation. To learn more about Brooks Applied Labs’ expert selenium analysis capabilities, as well as extensive experience supporting clinical trials and other biomonitoring research projects, contact us.