Many health benefits have been attributed to selenium that include preventing various forms of cancer eg colon cancer prostate cancer lung cancer and liver cancer heart disease and other cardiovascular and muscle disorders inhibiting viral expression delaying the progression of acquired. In the current edition selenium its molecular biology and role in human health expands extensively on the previous editions providing readers with the most significant advances in the rapidly developing selenium field evidence from epidemiology and veterinary science supports the essential role of selenium in human health but its split personality in both preventing and supporting cancer . From the back cover the selenium field has grown dramatically in the years since the first edition of selenium its molecular biology and role in human health was published in 2001 all aspects of selenium biology have advanced with many new approaches and insights into the biochemical molecular genetic and health areas of this intriguing element. Assessment with increasing interest in selenium as a cancer chemopreventive and antiviral agent this book provides a timely comprehensive overview of selenium molecular biology and its role in human health it is a useful resource book for people working in the selenium field clinical practitioners and researchers interested in nutritional . Selenium may also have a role in mammalian development in male fertility in immune function and in slowing the aging process the mechanism by which selenium exerts its beneficial effects on health may be through selenium containing proteins selenium is incorporated into protein as the amino acid selenocysteine selenocysteine utilizes a
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