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Also in the Jan. 27 JNCI

... Germ-line Mutation Associated with Multi-Nodular goiter and Papillary Thyroid Cancer A germ-line mutation in the gene that encod...thyroid transcription factor-1 (TTF-1) may be associated with multi-nodular goiter (MNG) and with progression to papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). It is know...

Fluoride Damages the Thyroid, Report Shows

...s which show -- fluoride concentrations in thyroids exceeding that found in other soft tissues except kidney -- an association between endemic goiter and fluoride exposure or enamel fluorosis in human populations -- fluoride adversely affects thyroid and parathyroid hormones, which affect b...

Ban on Non-iodised Salt Challenged

... the vice of non-application of mind." It was also contrary to the provisions of the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act. The petition said that goiter and other Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) occurred not only in areas deficient in iodine but also in areas where water supply was unhygienic or wate...

Discrepancy in salt content on food labels

...ers from processed foods. This was carried out as a part of a transtasman project to fight iodine deficiency. Preventable brain damage in children and goiter are caused by deficiency of iodine. Decreasing salt consumption and the popularity of rock and sea salts have resulted in marked decrease of iodis...
Goiter in Medical Dictionary

Goiter

A goitre (BrE), or goiter (AmE), also called a bronchocele, is a swelling in the thyroid gland, which can lead to a swelling of the neck or larynx. Award winning site with 100+ pages and illustrations describes all aspects of thyroid goiters and nodules. Compression of the trachea, sw...

Toxic nodular goiter

Toxic nodular goiter is a condition that can occur when a hyper-functioning nodule develops within a longstanding goiter . The result is hyperthyroidism, without the ophthalmologic effects of increased levels of thyroid hormone as in Grave's disease. These toxic multi or uni- nodular ...

Palpitation

...Prognosis Prevention Resources Palpitations Definition A More about Goiter: Causes and symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prognosis Prevention Resources goiter Definition ... goitre and palpitation .[7] The disease was ... Home remedies for Heart Palpitation . Find detailed information on Palpitation...

Hypothyroid

...he neck just below the voice box (larynx). It releases hormones that control metabolism. ... Thousands of hyperthyroid, hypothyroid and thyroid goiter recovery cases amazing ... Sometimes when there is hypothyroid or hyperthyroid, neck will become enlarged. ... The Blog They Don't Want You t...
Goiter in Biological News

New molecular regulators of hyperthyroidism and goiter

The thyroid gland has an important role in determining how much energy the body burns. Thyroid gland functions are regulated by a hormone known as thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). Increased levels of TSH, as well as increased signaling through the receptor for TSH, result in hyperthyroidism (cha...

JCI table of contents: Aug. 9, 2007

... EDITOR'S PICK: New molecular regulators of hyperthyroidism and goiter The thyroid gland has an important role in determining how much energy ... Thyrocyte-specific Gq/G11 deficiency impairs thyroid function and prevents goiter development AUTHOR CONTACT: Stefan Offermanns University of Heidelberg...

Bitter taste identifies poisons in foods

...are essential for protein synthesis and regulation of the body's metabolism. Glucosinolates inhibit iodine uptake by the thyroid, increasing risk for goiter and altering levels of thyroid hormones. The ability to detect and avoid naturally-occurring glucosinolates would confer a selective advantage to the...
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