National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Thyroid Diseases is the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, just above your collarbone. It is one of your endocrine glands, which make hormones. Thyroid hormones control the rate of many activities in your body. These include how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. All of these activities are your body's metabolism.
Thyroid problems include
Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health
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