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Unformatted text preview: (e) decreased uptake of iodine by the thyroid gland True or False (1 point) Individuals with Keshans disease would have impaired glutathione peroxidase activity. (a) True (b) False Selenium containing proteins are important oxidizing agents in the body functioning to oxidize water to hydrogen peroxide. (a) True (b) False When a pregnant womans diet is severely deficient in iodine during early gestation the developing infant may be mentally retarded and deaf mute. (a) True ( b) False The efficiency of iodide uptake by the thyroid gland decreases in response to a deficiency. (a) True (b) False Iodine therapy has never been shown to reduce the size of a goiter once it is established. (a) True (b) False Selenium is required component of the enzyme thyroxine 5deiodinase which is required for the conversion of T4 to T3. (a) True (b) False...
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