SERUM SELENIUM LEVELS IN VARIOUS CANCER TYPES


TORUN M., ALDEMIR H., YARDIM S.

TRACE ELEMENTS AND ELECTROLYTES, cilt.12, sa.4, ss.186-190, 1995 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 1995
  • Dergi Adı: TRACE ELEMENTS AND ELECTROLYTES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.186-190

Özet

In this study, the serum selenium (Se) levels in cancer patients (n = 101) and healthy controls (n = 101) were measured. The cancer group comprised the patients with the following primary site tumors: stomach (n = 10), colon (n = 10), larynx (n = 10), lung (n = 10), cervix (n = 10), ovary (n = 10), prostate (n = 10), breast (n = 10), bladder (n = 10) and other sites (n = 11). The mean (+/- SD) values for Se were found to be 94.1 mu g/l (+/- 12.5) in controls and 69.2 mu g/l (+/- 11.1) in the cases. Cases and controls were compared with respect to a number to potentially confounding factors: age, sex, quetelet index (kg/m(2)): smoking status, alcohol intake and dietary intake. Serum Se concentration was also discussed in connection with the specific site of cancer. According to this study, the serum Se levels of cancer patients were lower than the levels of healthy subjects.