Mitigating Arsenic Related Health Problems in Bangladeshi Populations by Introducing High-Selenium Lentils into the Everyday Diet
- University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Judit Smits
Lead Investigator(s) Institution
University of Calgary - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
To perform a double-blind, randomized controlled trial to determine whether incorporation of high-selenium lentils into the daily diet, providing at least the recommended daily allowance (US-FDA RDA) of selenium, can decrease the body burden of arsenic, evident by higher arsenic excretion in urine and/or feces and decreased deposition in hair, when compared to the treatment group on low-selenium lentil consumption.
Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)
2016 - 2019