Two damning studies on the effects of fluoride in our water have been released in the hope that people will wake up to this real problem.
Researchers at the University of Kent are the latest establishment to have studied this growing problem.
The extensive study involved them looking at data from nearly every single medical practice in England, and they found that fluoride may be increasing the risk for hypothyroidism, or a underactive thyroid, a condition in which the thyroid gland fails to produce enough hormones, resulting in symptoms such as fatigue, obesity and depression.
The study, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, included the largest population ever to be analysed in relation to fluoride consumption.
Data was collected from 99% of the 8,020 general medical practices in England, and the results showed locations with fluoridated water were 30 percent more likely to have high levels of hypothyroidism, compared to areas with low, natural levels of the chemical in the water.
According to The Telegraph, this means that as many as 15,000 people could be suffering from depression, weight gain, fatigue and aching muscles, which could be cured if the fluoride problem was solved.
“Overall, there were 9 percent more cases of underactive thyroid in fluoridated places,” reports Newsweek,
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