Thyroid function.

  title={Thyroid function.},
  author={J Richard Arthur and Geoffrey J. Beckett},
  journal={British medical bulletin},
  volume={55 3},
Normal thyroid status is dependent on the presence of many trace elements for both the synthesis and metabolism of thyroid hormones. Iodine is most important as a component of the hormones, thyroxine and 3,3',5-tri-iodothyronine (T3) and iodine deficiency may affect approximately one billion people throughout the world. Selenium is essential for normal thyroid hormone metabolism being involved with selenium-containing iodothyronine de-iodinases that control the synthesis and degradation of the… CONTINUE READING


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