The Senior Registrar, Department of Family Medicine, National Hospital Abuja, Dr Abigail Garba says intake of iodine supplement could prevent goitre.
Garba gave the advice this in an interview with the press in Abuja.
Goitre is a swelling of the thyroid gland that causes a lump to form in the front the neck.
The expert said it occurred largely due to over production of hormone, auto-immune and iodine deficiency in the diets.
She said that goitre could be prevented by regular intake of iodine supplement such as iodised salt.