Since the release of two studies on water fluoridation, from the previous three years, gears are shifting as perception changes.
At the University of Kent in England, researchers conducted an eye-opening study on the impacts of adding fluoride into public water systems.
Once obtained data was studied from all medical practices in England, scientists discovered that fluoride increases your risk for hyperthyroidism or underactive thyroid, which is a condition where the thyroid glands have a hard time producing adequate amounts of hormones, which causes symptoms like depression, fatigue and obesity.
It leads to about 15,000 people to suffer from weight gain, depression, aching muscles, and fatigue, in which all can be risk-eliminated if fluoride was to be removed from the water system, says The Telegraph.
It also had compared the fluoridated water system in Birmingham along with the city of Manchester, which avoids fluoride, and discovered that doctors in Birmingham were twice as much likely to note high rates of hypothyroidism.
In the past, Sheldon had supported fluoride, but now believes the “case for general water fluoridation” isn’t vague anymore.
When it comes to women, they are 15 times more likely to develop hypothyroidism than men. Through many scientific studies, they have found that fluoride prevents the thyroid from using iodine (essential mineral for healthy thyroids) to maintain its health.