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It is already known that selenium deficiency is the cause of Kashin-Beck disease and that taking supplements can help.
For example, elevated concentrations of chromium has been found in the hair of people suffering from diabetes mellitus while Kashin-Beck disease has been attributed to a selenium deficiency.
Suetens C, Moreno-Reyes R, Chasseur C, Mathieu F, Begaux F, Haubruge E, et al (2001) Epidemiological support for a multifactorial aetiology of Kashin-Beck disease in Tibet.