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Why is iodine important for the thyroid gland?

The thyroid gland uses iodine from the diet to make thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone is stored in the thyroid gland and released into the bloodstream as needed by the body to help control the body’s metabolism. Iodine deficiency can lead to enlargement of the thyroid or goiter.

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Benign non-toxic multinodular goiter

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