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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 124-126
Effect Of Consumption Of Commercially Packed Cow's Milk On Thyroid Hormone Homeostasis



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Research question: Whether consumption of commercially packed cow’s milk containing thiocyanate as a preservative, has any effect on thyroid function? Objective: To assess the effect of ingestion of thiocyanate through commercially packed cow’s milk on thyroid hormone homeostasis. Study Design: Cross sectional. Setting: Urban slum community of Calcutta. Participants: Randomly selected 30 teenage girls consuming commercially packed cow’s milk since childhood and ideally matched 30 control subjects consuming non-pack cow’s milk since childhood from an urban slum community of Calcutta. Results: Consumption of commercially packed cow’s milk was found to inhibit thyroxin synthesis.


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