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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 60-65

Diet and thyroid - myths and facts


1 Department of Medicine, Command Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Era Medical College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Endocrinology, Command Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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K. V. S. Hari Kumar
Department of Endocrinology, Command Hospital, Chandimandir 134 107, Haryana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2278-019X.131954

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Thyroid gland is located in the neck and synthesize thyroid hormones, which have an indispensable role in the metabolic functions of the body. Iodine is an essential compound for the synthesis of thyroid hormones and is mostly derived from the environment. Other important nutrients for the thyroid function include selenium, iron, Zinc and vitamin A. Dietary alterations of the micronutrients lead to structural and functional alterations in thyroid function. The alternative medical practitioners and nutritionists advocate plenty of dietary modifications without a scientific rationale. In this article, we review the role of dietary micronutrients in thyroid physiology and dispel few myths surrounding the same topic.


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