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How common is nontoxic goiter?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

While goiters can affect anyone, they are most common in people past middle age. Generally, goiters are more common in inland areas because more iodine is present in foods produced close to the ocean. Women also tend to develop goiters more frequently than men.

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