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Why do women get thyroid nodules?

Thyroid nodules are growths in the thyroid. Nodules are quite common and occur in 15-30% of the US population. Similarly to many other thyroid conditions, thyroid nodules are more common in women than in men due to the differing levels of hormone production in the body. 

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Women are prone to autoimmune disorders such as thyroid problems but vitamin D may be effective in reducing these problems.



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