OverviewSelenium is an antioxidant which seems to inhibit cell proliferation. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) of selenium is 70 ug (micrograms) for men, 55 ug for women.
Update Date 6/18/2013
Updated by: Alison Evert, MS, RD, CDE, Nutritionist, University of Washington Medical Center Diabetes Care Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.