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International Thyroid Week

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The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped organ located at the base of the neck, in front of the windpipe. It is the 'master controller' of metabolism and plays a key role in our health and wellbeing. It makes, stores and releases thyroid hormones into the blood, thus regulating metabolism. These hormones are essential for the proper functioning of all bodily tissues and organs. They enable our body to use its stores of energy efficiently, thereby controlling temperature and allowing our muscles to work properly.

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