The worldwide thyroid cancer epidemic has been completely driven by over-diagnosis and overtreatment

Surgical removal of small nodules in the thyroid gland that remain benign and are not life threatening has driven the worldwide thyroid cancer epidemic.  The cost: Over $3 billion a year in the U.S. [Science Daily Sept 6, 2016; Journal Clinical Oncology Sept 6, 2016]

Americans typically consume a diet composed of 30% fat.  Consumption of a very low-fat diet (less than 15% fat) actually increased the risk for metabolic syndrome.  [Clinical Nutrition Oct 2016]

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