Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hypothyroidism related to Low-Salt Diets?

As Iodine has been added to modern diets in the form of iodized salt, one might ask whether the great increase in hypothyroidism of late (with synthroid prescriptions topping the charts last year) may in fact be a side effect of the iatrogenic push to reduce salt intake.

Heart patients, while rightly counseled to modify their lifestyles by physicians, may wish to seek out alternative sources for this essential mineral.  Good sources other than iodized salt include fish, eggs, cheese and other dairy products (e.g. evaporated milk).

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