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Thyroid disorders can be managed with diet, exercise

The thyroid is a gland at the base of the neck, and the thyroid hormone regulates our body's metabolism.
The thyroid is a gland at the base of the neck, and the thyroid hormone regulates our body's metabolism.PHOTO: ST FILE

Women are five times more likely to get thyroid disorders than men.

Of such disorders, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are the two most common in women between the ages of 20 and 50 here.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 18, 2018, with the headline 'Thyroid disorders can be managed with diet, exercise'. Print Edition | Subscribe