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Author: Ikhisemejie, Sylvester

Periodical Type: The Punch

Year of Publication: 2015

Place of Publication: Lagos

Publisher: Punch Nigeria Limited

Editor: Ogunseye, Toyosi

Volume/Issue No.: Vol 19, No. 19865

Physical Description: Wednesday, October 18, 2015, p.53


According to the researcher, The thyroid gland regulates the heartbeat, the rate of metabolism

and the generation of body heat. Some factors like pregnancy, one's genetic make-up, an auto-immune

attack on the gland itself, nutritional deficiencies, exposure to certain toxins and stress are responsible

for helping to determine the activity of the gland.

Keywords: Thyroid gland, Goiter.