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Questioning US Iodine and Fluoride Intake-Focus on Thyroid Cancer Treatment

Xu Chen

Journal Title:Medical & Clinical Research
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Thyroid nodules are very common among adults. One of the major reasons for this problem is iodine deficiency. Iodine is an important essential element for human body. It is not just for thyroid hormone synthesis, it is an anti-oxidant for the whole body. Currently, US iodine intake is questionable due to many reasons. Fast foods and processed foods are part of it. To make it worse, fluoride, a very toxic element to thyroid, is in municipal water to prevent tooth decay. This paper will be about a literature review in what to eat and how to cook to take in enough iodine to keep up thyroid health.

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