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There are no current guidelines to prevent hypothyroidism.

References:

Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/endocrine-diseases/hypothyroidism. Updated August 2016. Accessed February 20, 2017.

Hypothyroidism in adults. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T115914/Hypothyroidism-in-adults. Updated July 12, 2016. Accessed February 20, 2017.

Roberts CG, Ladenson RW. Hypothyroidism. Lancet. 2004;363(9411):793-803.

Trumbo PR. Perchlorate consumption, iodine status, and thyroid function. Nutr Rev. 2010;68(1):62-66.



Last reviewed February 2017 by James P. Cornell, MD

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