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


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.


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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Project Status


Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2008 - 2015


Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

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