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Prevention of Cancer with Selenium in the PRC (1984)


Prevention of Cancer with Selenium in the PRC

Key words:

China, salt, selenium, Hepatitis B

Research Institution:

Cornell University


New York


Larry C Clark

Project Description:

Dr. Clark investigated the feasibility of using salt fortified with selenium to improve the selenium status of a population at high risk of cancer in the People�s Republic of China. He and his Chinese colleagues conducted a pilot study to demonstrate the safety and feasibility of using a high-selenium brewers yeast in a population of Hepatitis B carriers who were at an extremely high risk of primary liver cancer.

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