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August 16, 2019 - Economic Times of India

Soya Consumption and the Thyroid Connection

Soya Consumption and the Thyroid Connection
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Many people suffer from an underactive thyroid, known as hypothyroidism, while others suffer from an overactive thyroid, or hyperthyroidism.

Over the recent decade there has been a growing awareness of the multitude health benefits of a plant-based diet. Such a diet is associated with reduced risk for a wide range of diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, as well as a variety of cancers. A second concern pertains to the possible interactions between soya consumption and thyroid function. Here we will discuss recent research findings that in fact show a reduced risk for thyroid disease among consumers of vegan diets, as well as findings that allay concerns from soya consumption.

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