Buyer, Beware of Over-the-Counter Thyroid Supplements: Study
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|Tue, 11-22-2011 - 8:37am|
According to Health Day News:
Over-the-counter "thyroid support" supplements commonly used for weight loss and to fight fatigue are mostly ineffective and may pose a health threat, a new study warns.
The supplements contain widely varying amounts of two kinds of thyroid hormones -- triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) -- apparently derived largely from chopped up animal thyroid glands, according to senior investigator Dr. Victor Bernet, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic in Florida. READ MORE
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