Category Archives: Thyroid Disease

Gluten, Selenium Deficiency, and Thyroid Disease

A new study sheds light on the fact that selenium deficiency can be caused by gluten induced malabsorption. The researchers go on to say that Selenium deficiency can cause thyroid diseases and can lead to unregulated inflammatory damage… Regarding gluten sensitivity – the target organs are not limited to the gut, but include thyroid, liver, […]

Thyroid Cancer Increased with Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac

Another new study links celiac disease to an increased risk for cancer of the thyroid gland. There is a 2.5-fold increased risk of papillary cancer of thyroid for celiac patients. Source: J Clin Gastroenterol. 2010 Aug 6. We have long known that gluten can contribute to autoimmune thyroid disease. The fact that gluten can contribute […]