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Does iodine affect your thyroid?

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Iodine plays a key role in thyroid health. As a treatment, iodine helps with goiters (enlargements of the thyroid gland) and low thyroid hormone levels. After exposure to radiation, iodine can provide some protection against thyroid damage.

From: Iodine WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Fundukian, L.J., editor, , third edition, 2009.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University: "Iodine."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: "Iodine."

Office of Dietary Supplements web site: "Iodine."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 11, 2017

SOURCES: Fundukian, L.J., editor, , third edition, 2009.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University: "Iodine."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: "Iodine."

Office of Dietary Supplements web site: "Iodine."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 11, 2017

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