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Definition of Goitrogenic foods

Goitrogenic foods: Goitrogenic are foods that can affect thyroid function by inhibiting synthesis of thyroid hormones, resulting in enlargement of the gland (goiter). Goitrogenic foods include Brussel sprouts, kohlrabi, turnips, rutabaga, radishes, cabbage, kale, and cauliflower.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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