Can arsenic toxicity in mammals be reduced by feeding Saskatchewan grown Lentils?

  • Lentils

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. Judit Smits

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

University of Calgary - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Objective

To conduct in vivo mammalian toxicology studies to evaluate the effectiveness and potential synergistic effects of Se and folate-rich lentils in mitigating symptoms of chronic arsenic toxicity.

Outcome

High selenium lentils may confer cardiovascular health benefits to other mammals, including humans, based on findings in experimental animals, but this requires further research.

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Health

SPG Contribution

$233,923.00

Project Status

Complete

Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2008 - 2015

Co-funders

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Total Project Cost

$439,346.00