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Optimal iodine supplementation during antithyroid drug therapy for Graves' disease is associated with lower recurrence rates than iodine restriction.

A relationship between iodine intake and the effectiveness of antithyroid drug (ATD) therapy for Graves' disease (GD) has been suggested, and strict restriction of iodine intake has been tried in the treatment of GD in some studies. However, it is unclear whether dietary iodine supplementation improves the prognosis of ATD therapy for GD. This study aimed to clarify whether optimal iodine supplementation during antithyroid drug therapy for GD is associated with lower recurrence rates than iodine restriction.