Peer-Reviewed Scientific Articles​

Dietary Factors and Thyroid Cancer Risk: A Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies


Journal: Nutrition and Cancer

Publication Date: 09/2014

Summary: A review of dietary factors influence on risk of thyroid cancer. In areas of iodine deficiency, fish and shellfish intake are protective against thyroid cancer.

Key Takeaways

Fish and shellfish are great sources of iodine, and iodine is a nutrient required for healthy thyroid function. In areas of iodine deficiency, increased consumption of fish and shellfish are protective against thyroid cancer.

Transient Neonatal Hypothyroidism Due to a Maternal Vegan Diet


Journal: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism

Publication Date: 01/2003

Summary: Case report of neonatal hypothyroidism in 10 day old infant of vegan mother. 

Key Takeaways

Vegan diets in mothers and newborn children have been shown to cause problems with child development. This case study adds newborn hypothyroidism to the list of potential complications in vegan pregnancies and newborn diets.

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