2013 - Fluoride and goiter

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2013 - Fluoride and goiter

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Meng F, Zhao R, Liu P, Liu L, Liu S- "Assessment of iodine status in children, adults, pregnant women and lactating women in iodine-replete areas of China" PLoS One. 2013 Nov 25;8(11):e81294. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0081294. eCollection
2013. PubMed PMID: 24282581; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3840003.

"Fluoride, a goitrogenic substance in drinking water, is another contributing factor to high GP (goitre prevalence). The fluoride concentration of drinking water was as high as 1.00 mg/kg in Chongqing municipality, which led Chongqing to have the highest GP (18.37%, 18 of 98) amongst all study areas. UIC was found to be above the requirement or at excessive level, which was likely responsible for the possible risk of thyroiditis, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and goiter [14]."
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