Selenium plays a key role in the function of the thyroid gland, by serving as a cofactor (or helper) for three of the four thyroid hormone deiodinases that convert T4 to T3 (the active hormone). Clinical and experimental data show that selenium may inhibit Hashimoto's disease and reduce autoantibodies (so-called anti-TPO antibodies) that attack the thyroid gland. In addition, selenium was shown to reduce eye involvement (known as ophthalmopathy) in patients with Graves disease. Excessive consumption of selenium can increase the risk of diabetes type 2; therefore, continuous use should be accompanied with blood work to monitor selenium levels and hemoglobin A1C (blood marker for diabetes).
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