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How common is toxic goiter?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
Toxic goiter is much more common in women than in men. It is most common in people past middle age. Goiters used to be more common in inland areas because more iodine is present in foods produced close to the ocean, but this is not an issue in countries where iodized salt is used such as the United States.

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