Ronaldo diagnosed with hypothyroidism

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The all-time leading World Cup goalscorer Ronaldo has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism according to AC Milan club doctors, however there is no fear as it’s nothing serious.

Let’s get a little medical perspective (from


ronaldo Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, develops when the thyroid gland fails to produce or secrete as much thyroxine (T4) as the body needs. Because T4 regulates such essential functions as heart rate, digestion, physical growth, and mental development, an insufficient supply of this hormone can slow life-sustaining processes, damage organs and tissues in every part of the body, and lead to life-threatening complications.

In other words Ronaldo’s thyroid gland doesn’t produce sufficient hormones to aid weight regulation and that is why he has been struggling with weight problems for some time now and with the Real Madrid fans always reminding him of that with chants of “EL Gordo” (‘The Fatty’).

At least AC Milan has tried to solved this problem and coach Carlo Ancelotti is convinced that medical attention, and pre-season training, have ended these “fatty” days forever.

“You will see him very soon and it will be a surprise for everyone.

“He looks like a model and he will have a great season. He is motivated and wants to demonstrate that he is of the world’s best strikers,” beamed the Milanese coach.

Let’s hope for the sake of footy than somehow Ronaldo can find his former form, Champions League will be interesting this season.

By Matt

Matt is the owner and chief-editor of the Footy Blog, one of the UK's leading football news blogs.