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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Selenium Supplementation Prevents Postpartum Hypothyroidism

Pregnant women who are positive for thyroid peroxidase (TPO) antibodies are at high risk of developing postpartum thyroid dysfunction and permanent hypothyroidism. In previous studies, selenium supplementation decreased thyroid inflammation in patients with autoimmune thyroiditis.

The results of the present study indicate that selenium supplementation during pregnancy and in the postpartum period decreased thyroid inflammation and the incidence of hypothyroidism in women with TPO antibodies.

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