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Goitrogens are substances that suppress the function of the thyroid gland by interfering with iodine uptake, which can, as a result, cause an enlargement of the thyroid, i.e., a goiter.

Goitrogenic drugs and chemicals[edit]

Chemicals that have been shown to have goitrogenic effects include:

Goitrogenic foods[edit]

See also[edit]


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