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9 Diet and Exercise Tips for Underactive Thyroid

Live Better with Hypothyroidism

If you’re living with an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), you are in good company. The American Thyroid Association (ATA) reports that an estimated 20 million Americans have thyroid disease, and women are eight times more likely than men to have thyroid problems. Though there’s no specific diet or quick exercise fix that will improve thyroid function, there are some things you can do that can help you manage your symptoms and feel better overall.

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