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Most Americans Don’t Need Extra Selenium

Review Finds Evidence That Selenium Supplements May Increase the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Second Opinion on Supplementing

"I think it’s a balancing act. I think if people have a very strong, varied diet that’s within the 2,000 calorie limit, there may be a case where you don’t need the extra nutrients," says Duffy MacKay, ND, vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs for the Washington, D.C.-based Council for Responsible Nutrition.

"But in my clinical practice, you see a lot of people with a not-so-varied diet, or for one reason or another they’re very limited in what they eat, and then the multivitamin does a nice job of filling those nutrient gaps," he says.

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