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28/04/2011 17:07

Radiation and the Thyroid

With Japan having a radioactive leak, it is a worry for all about the effects radiation can have. The thyroid is particularly sensitive to radiation, due to it's susceptibility to iodine. It is extremley unlikely that individuals not in Japan will be affected. Stable iodine has been given out to...


28/04/2011 17:01

Iodine deficiency

A recent study, reported by BBC News  has found teenage girls living in the UK to be iodine deficient. Severe iodine deficient diets can lead to hypothyroidism. Those of child-bearing age especially should maintain an iodine rich diet, which is particularly important throughout pregnancy. This...