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Role of Selenium and Other Trace Elements in the Geography of Schizophrenia

Role of Selenium and Other Trace Elements in the Geography of Schizophrenia Abstract Medical geology is the application of trace element geography to epidemiology. This approach is used to compare the geographic distribution of selenium and other trace elements in soil and food with that of high schizophrenia rates in the United States and other countries. Since the comparison is most statistically significant for low selenium, the selenium theory of schizophrenia is evaluated by the principles of environmental epidemiology. Although this examination finds the theory deficient, research questions are generated to test the theory further and to investigate the causes of schizophrenia. This content is only available as a PDF. © Oxford University Press http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Schizophrenia Bulletin Oxford University Press

Role of Selenium and Other Trace Elements in the Geography of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia Bulletin , Volume 20 (2) – Jan 1, 1994

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Oxford University Press
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© Oxford University Press
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0586-7614
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1745-1701
DOI
10.1093/schbul/20.2.387
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Abstract

Abstract Medical geology is the application of trace element geography to epidemiology. This approach is used to compare the geographic distribution of selenium and other trace elements in soil and food with that of high schizophrenia rates in the United States and other countries. Since the comparison is most statistically significant for low selenium, the selenium theory of schizophrenia is evaluated by the principles of environmental epidemiology. Although this examination finds the theory deficient, research questions are generated to test the theory further and to investigate the causes of schizophrenia. This content is only available as a PDF. © Oxford University Press

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Schizophrenia BulletinOxford University Press

Published: Jan 1, 1994

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