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What is selenium used for?

Selenium supplements are used to treat selenium deficiency. In addition, some believe that selenium is useful in the treatment of AIDS, some types of cancer, heart disease, kidney and stomach problems, and arthritis. However, more research is needed to establish the effectiveness of selenium treatments for these diseases.

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