Selenium is a mineral that is necessary for human health. It occurs in fish, meat, grains, nuts and offal (organ meats and giblets). Selenium deficiency can be caused by a chronic stomach or bowel disease, or an unhealthy diet. The body needs selenium to produce particular elements that are essential to protect the body cells.

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