Diet and Fitness Plan: Thyroid Cancer

By making different choices in your eating habits and increasing your physical activity, it’s likely that you can reduce your risk of thyroid cancer. It’s possible to reduce the risk of thyroid cancer by adjusting your lifestyle. Thyroid gland as you all know is an endocrine gland and highly affects the body metabolism by producing the T3 and T4 hormones. World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research produced general recommendations like Eat plenty of vegetables daily; Choose mostly whole grains; Include dried beans (legumes, eg, chickpeas, lentils, edamame, black beans) for protein; Limit processed meats, added sugars, and alcohol; Be physically active and maintain a healthy weight. NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study further provides support for eating vegetables regularly during adolescence can potentially increase protection against the development of thyroid cancer. "I would bet that exercise could extend the survival rate for people with thyroid cancer,” said by Neil M. Iyengar, MD. Reports in Thyroid Research aims to publish articles from all aspect of understanding related to thyroid which includes Thyrotoxicosis, thyroid hormone resistance, and hypothyroidism, Dysthyroid orbitopathy (Graves’ Ophthalmopathy), Thyroid status testing, Thyroid surgery, Autoimmune thyroid illness, Nodular thyroid disease, Thyroid imaging, Thyroid diseases and pregnancy, Pediatric and neonatal thyroid disorder, Genetics of thyroid disease, Iodine deficiency, goiter-hypothyroidism-neurological dysfunction. Physicians and Reseachers are requested to submit their novel findings. Authors can submit any Research/Review/Commentary as an attachment to All the articles will be published online in the upcoming issue. “We know what dietary patterns best support human health, and with the right research applications, we can begin designing lifestyle interventions to decrease the incidence of thyroid cancer and increase recovery rates,” says David L. Katz, MD, MPH, founder of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut and president of the True Health Initiative.