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  • n. Plural form of goitrogen.


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  • Goiter is more common in certain geographical areas of the world, and is attributed to lack of iodine in the diet as well as to the consumption of certain foods, called goitrogens, that block the absorption and utilization of iodine.

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  • Findings by toxicologist Daniel Doerge of the National Center for Toxicological Research and colleague Daniel M. Sheehan, reported in the June 2002 issue of EHP Supplements, suggest that soy isoflavones 'ability to disrupt the thyroid depends on other factors such as iodine deficiency, other dietary goitrogens, and underlying thyroid dysfunction.

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  • Perhaps an excess of Tofu and the resulting goitrogens has led to hypothyroidism an underactive thyroid, which would result in weight gain as well.

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  • Thus foods containing goitrogens should not be eaten regularly or in large amounts without adequate processing.


  • Depending upon the level of interference the goitrogens have been categorized into three classes.


  • Vegetables from Cruciferae family like Cabbage, Broccoli, Turnip etc also contain goitrogens.


  • Controversially, Winfrey suggested that she had chosen diet and stress reduction as her thyroid treatment approach, and emphasized that her dietary regimen relied heavily on soy products, antithyroid goitrogens which are known to aggravate and worsen thyroid conditions in some people.

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  • Answer: Just a well-balanced, nutritionally sound diet without excessive iodine or cruciferous vegetables, such as those in the cabbage family, and other "goitrogens," such as soy isoflavones, that can suppress the function of the thyroid gland.

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  • It should be noted that there is a rising number of adverse reactions to raw maca powder being reported (most likely to goitrogens, but also some digestive complaints).

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  • There's long been a vocal contingent of nutritionists, doctors and health practitioners who worry that goitrogens (thyroid disrupters) are common in soy products.

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