Selenium ranks 344 of 411 Weight loss treatments based on 1 research article we have analyzed from 80 relevant articles we identified. The relationship is in the bottom 0% of our analyses.

About Selenium and Weight loss

Weight loss, in the context of medicine, health, or physical fitness refers to a reduction of the total body mass, due to a mean loss of fluid, body fat or adipose tissue and/or lean mass, namely bone mineral deposits, muscle, tendon, and other connective tissue. Weight loss can either occur unintentionally due to an underlying disease or arise from a conscious effort to improve an actual or perceived overweight or obese state. "Unexplained" weight loss that is not caused by reduction in calorific intake or exercise is called cachexia and may be a symptom of a serious medical condition. Intentional weight loss is commonly referred to as slimming.1

Selenium is a chemical element with symbol Se and atomic number 34. It is a nonmetal with properties that are intermediate between those of its periodic table column-adjacent chalcogen elements sulfur and tellurium. It rarely occurs in its elemental state in nature, or as pure ore compounds. Selenium (Greek σελήνη selene meaning "Moon") was discovered in 1817 by Jöns Jacob Berzelius, who noted the similarity of the new element to the previously known tellurium (named for the Earth).2

There have been 6,726 reported side effects for Selenium in the US. The 5 most reported: Nausea, Fatigue, Diarrhoea, Dyspnoea, Pain.

The average price we found for Selenium products was $14.68. The lowest price we found was $3.80

What researchers say about Selenium as Weight loss treatment

Researchers report:

  • We did not find evidence of bias due to [Weight loss], stage at diagnosis, or time from diagnosis to [Selenium] measurement.1

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Research last analyzed March 03, 2015 @8:56AM.