Kobe, John There, Hubei Province discussed on Functional Medicine Research with Dr. Nikolas Hedberg
But. In any case they'd had problems with assert couple of types of diseases that they had figured out in the past were more severe and more common in these low selenium regions, and that if they supplemented their population with selenium supplements in that, they would have a people to reduce mortality and the incidence of this disease. So. Because of that, there's a lot of data on on. The selenium status of people in different even in different cities in China. So we were able to find that published data. It's actually what they do is when the more accurate measurements is to take it. Cut. Some hair from person and you measure the amount of selenium in that hair sample, and that is a very good indicator. What sort long-term dietary intake is. It doesn't fluctuate as much as even like a blood level so that we were able look at that published data, and of course, the has the coveted outbreak. Progressed, they were getting the case mortality data city by city county by county state by state just like we do here. So we just. connected. Those dots and we published a paper at the end of April in. The American Journal Clinical Nutrition where we showed that there was highly significant correlation between the slim status in these different Chinese cities and the What was called a cure rate That has the the fraction of people at recovered from infected by COVID and Also, if you just looked at a couple of cities at were a regions that were notorious for either having very low slim river, high selenium there's a city called end she were It's one of the highest sliman takes in the world by where they've had talk society from the from. Mineral and the in that city, the cure rate for Kobe was three times higher than that in the other parts of Hubei Province which is where we on his is located where the upbringing started in. Similarly this area in another province called long John There's a regional cash on where there was a disease called Keshavan disease, which was a slim deficiency disease that had a virus cofactor. And in that region, the death rate from Kobe was five times higher than in all the surrounding region. So that's pretty compelling and innocent physical analysis on all of those said, the probability level up was less than point zero, zero, zero, one in one in ten thousand chance of that that observation happening by. Randomly, so we thought it was a pretty strong thing. Now sense then a German group as actually published similar findings based on actual measurements of selenium levels in the patients in in Kobe patients in in Germany and converted to sort of standard levels in Europeans in an known database, and they also showed that the patients with the lowest slim students were most likely to. Die of our or have more severe ICU type case. So and I just heard there's another study coming out from another country shows a similar trend. So this very striking kind of a retrospective data. Now, showing that this is important not to get into the why is this important? Is. Hard to do without getting into some molecular biology what is the role of slam in the sort of the human immune system and in human biology in general? And also, what is it role in what the virus might want to do? and. I can give you a quick elevator speech of that if you want me to go at it and trying to get technical. Sure well, basically by it took me, you know twenty plus years to figure this out the last piece of the puzzle..