-- Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- The thyroid is a small gland at the base of
the neck that helps regulate your body's metabolism.
A medical problem that affects the thyroid can disrupt these key
bodily processes. The Web site womenshealth.gov mentions these risk
factors for thyroid disease:
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