The story is here and basically is telling us that thyroid problems are increasing because:
- More people are cutting RED meat from their diet
- People are eating more soy
The latest official figures show that NHS Scotland spent £8 million treating thyroid conditions in 2011 compared with just £2.2 million in 2001. Over the same decade, the number of prescriptions for thyroid problems soared from 1.2 million to 2.2 million.The poster really made me stop - it is so rare to see vegetarian diets identified as UNhealthy.
Experts believe a lack of iron from reduced red meat consumption and large amounts of soya in some vegetarian meals has contributed to the increase of more than 300 per cent in Scotland’s thyroid drug bill.