Author(s): Durairaj Balajee1, Arun Kumar S. Bilodi2, Vinu Gopinath3, Bijo K. Benny
The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland which secretes Thyroxine which is important for day-to-day metabolism, growth, etc. Certain foods interfere with production of thyroid hormones. Here, we are going to discuss one important food compound which interferes with thyroid hormone synthesis.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
Forty seven cases of hypothyroidism with or without goitre were studied in the Department of Surgery, Sree Mookambika Institute of Medical Sciences. Four males and forty three females were studied in detail and investigated. Detailed family history, dietary habits, personal history was taken in all forty seven cases. Among them, forty persons were consuming Tapioca.
Four males and forty three females were studied in detail and investigated. Two were suffering from Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Minimal age was 20 years, and maximal age was 69 years. There were two cases of malignancy of Thyroid and another two cases of calcifications. All the forty seven cases were thoroughly investigated.
Plenty of Iodine rich foods like Dry Sea Weeds, Egg, Milk, Cod liver fish, Yoghurt, Turkey breast, Navy Beans, Tuna, etc., should be taken in people who are eating Tapioca.