Warning signs of iodine deficiency - NaturalNews.com: (NaturalNews) Iodine is a trace element that the body needs for the production of thyroid hormones. The thyroid gland combines iodine with tyrosine, an amino acid, to manufacture the thyroid hormones. These hormones are needed for maintaining normal and healthy metabolism in all cells in the body. Consequently, a lack of iodine in one's dietary intake could result in numerous thyroid-related health conditions and symptoms.
Iodine may also have some other important roles in the body unrelated to the thyroid -- for example, it also seems to play a role in modulating estrogen's effect on breast tissue -- although more research is needed in these areas.
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