Ulrich Jentschura
2018 Figshare  
Observations are reported regarding the effect of taurine consumption on goitrogenesis, and potential carcinogenesis, on a patient who is the author himself. While not being statistically significant, for being based on the statistics of one, the observations may support the following conjectures. (i) Taurine may be able to overstimulate the thyroid under normal and even under suppressed levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), conceivably due to overstimulation of T4 to T3 conversion in
more » ... T3 conversion in the thyroid itself. In higher doses, its role in goitrogenesis and potential thyroid carcinogenesis may have to be reexamined. (ii) In the early stages of thyroid cancer, an "active surveillance" strategy has recently been advocated. Here, we present preliminary evidence suggesting that a combination of immune system stimulation, natural interferones and digestive enzymes could supplement the "active surveillance" strategy in a beneficial way. A potential role of the enzyme-supported immunotherapy, to supplement other forms of treatment, might be explored for other variants of early-state cancer.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.5828058.v2 fatcat:2zlrob4h6zafjagcyman7gwxxe