Selenium Therapy in Down Syndrome (DS): A Theory and a Clinical Trial

  • Erkki Antila
  • Ulla-Riitta Nordberg
  • Eeva-Liisa Syväoja
  • Tuomas Westermarck
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 264)


The development of a DS child is genetically predestined to express a multitude of clinical signs including mental retar dation, premature aging and immunological disorders with hypothyroid states. Thus attempts have been made to improve the understanding of the etiopathogenesis of the syndrome and to influence its progress.


Down Syndrome GSHPx Activity Selenium Supplementation Plasma Selenium Down Syndrome Patient 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Erkki Antila
    • 1
  • Ulla-Riitta Nordberg
    • 2
  • Eeva-Liisa Syväoja
    • 3
  • Tuomas Westermarck
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of AnatomyUniv. of HelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Helsinki Central Inst. for the Mentally RetardedKirkkonummiFinland
  3. 3.Research and Development Dept.Valio Finnish Co-operative Dairies’ Assoc.HelsinkiFinland

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