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Can thyroid patients take green tea?

Wednesday, 06 July 2005
Answered by: Dr. Peter Curtis
Professor of Family Medicine,
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
USA
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Q. I have a thyroid problem and I am taking Eltroxin 100mcg 1 and 1/2 tablet for it every morning. Is green tea harmful for thyroid patients?

A.  There is no evidence that normal amounts of green tea affects thyroid function or absorption of thyroxine.

A.  There is no evidence that normal amounts of green tea affects thyroid function or absorption of thyroxine.

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