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Claudio Nicoletti

More weapons but less ammo: benefits and drawbacks of selenium supplementation for immunity

A more thorough evaluation of selenium supplementation is needed, to better understand its benefits to our immune system, and the risks. This is the finding of a new study from the Institute of Food Research, and funded by the Food Standards Agency, which has found that selenium supplementation can have positive and negative effects on […]

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Dr Nigel Belshaw

New evidence for epigenetic effects of diet in healthy ageing

New research in human volunteers has shown that molecular changes to our genes, known as epigenetic marks, are driven mainly by ageing but are also affected by what we eat. The study showed that whilst age had the biggest effects on these molecular changes, selenium and vitamin D status reduced the accumulation of epigenetic changes, […]

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