UK celebrities with thyroid cancer or disease

Thyroid problems have become rampant. And it's not just in the US with individuals like Oprah, fitness guru Jillian Michaels, Sex and the City's Kim Cattrall, George and Barbara Bush, Kelly Osbourne and others.  A recent article in the Daily Mail-UK highlights the saga of  Clare Balding, the BBC TV sports presenter in the UK…

Thyroid Tidbit: Oprah was on Methimazole, a thyroid blocker

(This page was updated in 2015. Enjoy!) Oprah admitted in January, 2009, on her Best Life Webcase, that she was on Methimazole (Tapazole) when treating her thyroid problem. Methimazole is an anti-thyroid drug, often used to treat hyperthyroidism, aka Graves disease, or a toxic multinodular goiter. It's known to inhibit the enzyme thyroperoxidase. In healthy…