Chronic arsenic exposure is associated with a number of systemic diseases, including cardiovascular disease. Selenium has been shown to promote arsenic excretion from the body. We investigated if a high-selenium lentil diet has an effect on blood pressure and plasma lipid levels in an arsenic-exposed population by conducting a 6-month randomized controlled dietary intervention trial with 405 participants.
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Krohn, R.M., Akhtar, E., Kwong, G.P.S. et al. The effect of a high-selenium lentil diet on cardiovascular risk markers in an arsenic-exposed population. Eur J Clin Nutr (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41430-021-01029-7