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Which statement is not true about thyroxin?

(a) Iron is essential for the synthesis of thyroxin
(b) It regulates carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism in the body
(c) Thyroid gland requires iodine to synthesise thyroxin
(d) Thyroxin is also called thyroid hormone


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(a) Iron is essential for the synthesis of thyroxin

Iodine is necessary for the thyroid gland to make thyroxin hormone. Thyroxin regulates carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism in the body so as to provide the best balance for growth.

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