Low plasma selenium concentrations and mortality among older community-dwelling adults: The InCHIANTI study

Fulvio Lauretani, Richard D. Semba, Stcfania Bandinelli, Amanda L. Ray, Carmelinda Ruggiero, Antonio Cherubini, Jack M. Guralnik, Luigi Ferrucci

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Abstract

Aims: We examined the relationship between plasma selenium levels at enrollment and all-cause mortality over a 6-year period among participants in the InCHIANTI study. Methods: 1042 men and women ≥65 years from the InCHIANTI study, a population-based study of older adults living in the Chianti tegion of Tuscany, a population-based cohort in Tuscany, Italy. Plasma selenium was measured at enrollment (1998-2000), and vital status was ascertained until May 2006. Results: During follow-up, 237 participants (22.7%) died. At enrollment, mean (SD) plasma selenium concentrations among participants who survived or died were 0.96 (0.14) and 0.87 (0.18) μmol/L (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-158
Number of pages6
JournalAging clinical and experimental research
Volume20
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Mortality
  • Selenium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing

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