Study: ASTHMA AND SELENIUM
“Selenium Status is Decreased in Patients With Intrinsic Asthma”
Kadrabova, Jana, et al, Biological Trace Element Research, 1996;52: 241-248.
This study evaluated selenium in the plasma and erythrocytes, and erythrocyte glutathione peroxidase activity, in 22 intrinsic asthma patients compared to 33 controls. Selenium concentrations in the plasma and erythrocytes, and glutathione peroxidase activity were decreased in intrinsic asthma patients. There was a significantly high correlation between plasma and erythrocyte selenium concentrations in asthmatics when looking at all subjects as a whole.