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The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland found at the base of your neck, just below the Adam's apple. The thyroid gland makes thyroid hormone that travels in your blood to all parts of your body. The thyroid hormone controls your body's metabolism in many ways, including how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. According to the American Thyroid Association, an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease with women five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid problems. While the cause of thyroid problems are largely unknown, most thyroid diseases can be managed with medical attention and a healthy diet and lifestyle. What are the best foods for thyroid function? In an article penned for U.S. News & World Report, Summit Health endocrinologist Dr. Deena Adimoolam offers expert advice, including diet changes and nutrition tips to improve thyroid health. Read the full article.


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