woo-hoo! Thx for posting:) I love it when lurkers come out of their hidey-holes with good news~
Just remember that the resolution of your FBD does not necessarily indicate that you are iodine-replete. The body will take from the breasts before the thyroid- so, keep taking your iodine! Besides, it's essential:)
Good excuse to re-post this(because I love the title:):
a gatekeeper of the integrity of the mammary gland?
Aceves C, Anguiano B, Delgado G.
Instituto de Neurobiología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Juriquilla.
"This paper reviews evidence showing Iodine
as an antioxidant and antiproliferative agent contributing to the integrity of normal mammary gland. Seaweed is an important dietary component in Asian communities and a rich source of Iodine
in several chemical forms. The high consumption of this element (25 times more than in Occident) has been associated with the low incidence of benign and cancer breast disease in Japanese women. In animal and human studies, molecular iodine (I(2)) supplementation exerts a suppressive effect on the development and size of both benign and cancer neoplasias. This effect is accompanied by a significant reduction in cellular lipoperoxidation. Iodine, in addition to its incorporation into thyroid hormones, is bound into antiproliferative iodolipids in the thyroid called iodolactones, which may also play a role in the proliferative control of mammary gland. We propose that an I(2) supplement should be considered as an adjuvant in Breast Cancer
PMID: 16025225 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE