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  • n  abnormally enlarged thyroid gland; can result from underproduction or overproduction of hormone or from a deficiency of iodine in the diet

  • There are four basic types of goitre simple goitre (simple enlargement of the thyroid gland in the neck), toxic goitre, exophthalmic (popeye) goitre, and cancer of the thyroid.
  • Evidence has been accumulating to establish definitely the fact that goitre is due to a deficiency of iodin in the food and water taken into the body.
  • Result: the milk from the specially treated cattle formerly free of iodine, revealed 306 parts of iodine in a million, more than enough to prevent goitre, possibly enough to cure .

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