Hygiene and Sanitation №5 2008

Kubasova Ye. D., Kubasov R. V.

Effect of trace elements on thyroid structural and functional state (a review)

Based on the data available in the literature, the paper describes the present idea on the role of imbalance of trace elements (in addition to iodine deficiency) in the development of endemic goiter. It also characterizes the effects of selenium, cobalt, copper, zinc, iron, and manganese on the thyroid structural and functional state.