selenium might INCREASE diabetes risk
New evidence shows that selenium might INCREASE diabetes risk.
Selenium is often promoted as an antioxidant to boost immunity and prevent cancer. But these haven't been proven.
Some also claim it improves blood glucose...but the opposite might be true. Taking 200 mcg/day for about 7 years seems to raise the risk of type 2 diabetes by about 50% compared to placebo. This comes to an increase of about 4 cases per 1000 patient years.