Determination of selenium daily intakes in two small groups of the Portuguese population by replicate sample neutron activation analysis

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Abstract

Selenium daily intake was determined for two small groups of the Portuguese population, based on the analysis of duplicate diet portions. The total amount of food ingested during a day was collected for 18 workers of the Technological and Nuclear Institute (ITN-Sacav,m) and for 6 females of Reguengos de Monsaraz, a small town in the south-eastern hinterland. The average selenium daily intake was 43 +/- A 20 and 32 +/- A 13 mu g per person, respectively, both lower than the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of 55 mu g day(-1). Selenium in diet samples was determined by replicate sample neutron activation analysis (RSINAA). The method was considered accurate for the selenium determination.
Original languageUnknown
Pages (from-to)193-196
JournalJournal Of Radioanalytical And Nuclear Chemistry
Volume281
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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