Fluoride Linked to Obesity Epidemic, Thyroid Trouble

Posted on July 25, 2004, 10:04 a.m. in Nutrition
Could it be that the obesity epidemic that is plaguing the US, the UK and other countries is linked to fluoride in drinking water? Dr Barry Durrant-Peatfield certainly seems to support that possibility when he says that "there is no doubt that fluoride is enzyme disruptive and one thing it affects is thyroid hormones", adding that "people can finish up with partial under-activity of the thyroid gland." But in addition to the possible direct connection between fluoride's effect on thyroid function and a tendency towards obesity there is another, in my view even more important connection. Fluoride in the water supply provides a perfect excuse for health authorities not to...

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