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Clin Ter. 1991 Jun 15;137(5):343-50.

[Silicon, a trace element essential for living organisms. Recent knowledge on its preventive role in atherosclerotic process, aging and neoplasms].

[Article in Italian]


Having briefly analyzed the role of silicon specially in the metabolism of connective and bone tissue, the author describes conditions induced by silicon deficit and poisoning due to this metal. The most recent findings concerning the role of silicon in delaying the onset and reducing the extension of atherosclerotic processes are also illustrated.

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