Thyroid research and thyroid testing reports have been in the news lately. New research upholds the belief that thyroid disease and breast cancer are linked. Scientists and physicians now believe that the common link may be contributed to by an iodine deficiency. It has been found that breast cancer patients have levels that are unusually high of a particular thyroid hormone, thyroid peroxidase, and thyroglobulin antibodies. In animal research, there have been links between certain types of cancer and prolonged deficiencies of iodine in the body. Many also believe that iodine deficiency is a global problem.
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