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Monday, September 26, 2005


If it's good enough for Brad Efron (he of bootstrap fame), maybe I should be taking Selenium too...

Dr. Brad Efron, a professor of statistics at Stanford, has a different dietary approach. He does not have prostate cancer, but he had a couple of scares and he has friends who have it. So he is taking selenium, a trace mineral found in plants.

A study that randomly assigned people to take selenium or not to see whether it protected against skin cancer found that it had no effect on that cancer, but that the men taking it had only a third as many prostate cancers.

from this NYT article on cancer and diet: Here


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