Can arsenic toxicity in mammals be reduced by feeding Saskatchewan grown Lentils?
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.
Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)
2008 - 2015
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Total Project Cost