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Is grave's desease affected by what you eat?

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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: No

Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder with a generic predisposition.
It is not affected by diet.

In brief: No

Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder with a generic predisposition.
It is not affected by diet.
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Dr. Philip Kern
Iodine feeds the thyroid, but there is a lot of iodine in a Western diet, and very hard to eliminate. It would not be a good idea to take more iodine if you have Graves. You don't want to feed it any more than it is already hyperactive. However, trying to eliminate iodine will not help.
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