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A 41-year-old female asked:

Is brocoli good for hyperthyroidism ?

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Dr. Gloria Fong
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Won't hurt: I have not heard of brocoli affecting your thyroid good or bad. Brocoli is a good source of nutrients and fiber.
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Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 36 years experience
Goitrogen: Raw cruciferous veggies are known as "goitrogens" as they can interfere with deiodination leading to enlargement of the thyroid or a goiter. In theory eating lots of broccoli may help with hyperthyroidsim as it will affect T4 (inactive) to T3 (liothyronine) (active hormone) conversion. I'd suggest higher doses of Alpha lipoic acid which will help naturally manage it - 600mg - 2-3 caps tid. Follow levels.
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Not hurt/won't help,: Broccoli is a very nutritious food, but it is highly unlikely to help hypothyroidism. Regardless of the cause, the best treatment for this is thyroid hormone replacement, or synthroid (thyroxine). See your doctor to find out more, and to figure out what is the best dose for you.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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