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20 Important Facts You Need to Know about the Thyroid

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The thyroid is the master metabolism gland. This remarkable little gland can regulate body temperature, aid in digestion, and enhance cognitive ability. Without the thyroid, our bodies would not be able to convert nutrients into energy.

Let’s address some of the most important functions our thyroid performs:

20 Important Facts You Need to Know about the Thyroid

  1. The butterfly-shaped thyroid gland is located in the neck. Hormones produced by the thyroid direct calorie consumption, oxygen usage, digestion, the brain and neuromuscular function.  What an incredibly powerful gland!

  2. More than 27 million Americans have some sort of thyroid disease. About 13 million have no idea they suffer from a thyroid imbalance.

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