Functional markers of selenium status: UK Food Standards Agency workshop report

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The workshop was organised to discuss the validity and limitations of existing functional markers of Se status in human subjects and to identify future research priorities in this area. Studies presented as part of this workshop investigated: the bioavailability of Se from different dietary sources; potential functional markers of Se status; individual variation in response to Se; the effect of marginal Se status on immune function. The workshop highlighted the need to define the relationship between functional markers of Se status and health outcomes.


  • Rachel Elsom
  • Peter Sanderson
  • John E. Hesketh
  • Malcolm J. Jackson
  • Susan J. Fairweather-Tait
  • Björn Åkesson
  • Jean Handy
  • John R. Arthur
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Nutrition and Dietetics


  • Agency workshops, Food Standards, immune function, selenium status, bioavailability
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)980-984
JournalBritish Journal of Nutrition
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Publication categoryResearch