Hypothyroidism News and Research

Exposure to flame retardant material may increase risk of thyroid disease
04/14/2011 - Research conducted at the University of South Carolina's School of Medicine suggests that exposure to low doses of a specific class of flame-retardant chemicals may alter the expression of thyroid hormones in the body, potentially leading to thyroid disease.
Lithium in Chilean drinking water may be causing hypothyroidism
04/06/2011 - High levels of lithium found in the drinking water of four hamlets in the Andes Mountains may be putting villagers at risk for hypothyroidism, according to a recently released report.
Genetic intestinal condition increases risk of thyroid disease, cancer
04/05/2011 - Recent research seems to confirm the growing consensus that an inherited intestinal polyp condition may increase the risk of thyroid disease.
Hypothyroidism may contribute to color blindness
03/31/2011 - Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research have announced that hypothyroidism may have a connection to difficulties in differentiating colors.
Many women with postpartum thyroiditis experience hypothyroidism
03/21/2011 - A study conducted in southern Italy has found that most women who experience postpartum thyroiditis (PPT) go through a period of hypothyroidism.
Certain pesticides are linked to hypothyroidism
03/13/2011 - A number of studies have associated certain pesticides with an increased risk of hypothyroidism and other thyroid diseases.
Autoimmune thyroid disease may cause symptoms even when hormone levels are normal
03/02/2011 - Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease that often causes hypothyroidism, may lead to negative health effects even when levels of thyroid hormone are normal, according to recent research.
Thyroidectomy is declared a safe treatment for Graves' disease
02/17/2011 - Though it leads to hypothyroidism, full removal of the thyroid is considered a relatively safe treatment for Graves' disease, according to endocrinologists at the University of Wisconsin.
Canadian football player reports a rapid recovery from thyroid cancer
02/10/2011 - Two months after he had surgery to remove his thyroid gland, Canadian football player Anthony Calvillo has reported a steady recovery from thyroid cancer, according to the Montreal Gazette.
Non-stick chemicals may contribute to thyroid cancer, hypothyroidism, experts warn
02/08/2011 - New research has determined that chemical used to make pans and cooking appliances non-stick may increase the risk of hypothyroidism and certain thyroid cancers, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Researchers find Hashimoto's thyroiditis may be over diagnosed
01/13/2011 - A new study that was recently published in the journal Thyroid Research reveals that Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) may be too frequently diagnosed. The researchers report that the prevalence of HT is reported in between 0.3 and 1.2 percent of the population, which is twice the occurrence of type 1 diabetes.
Research shows bedtime intake of levothyroxine may benefit hypothyroid patients
01/04/2011 - According to new research, those who take levothyroxine, a synthetic thyroid hormone, at bedtime may cut their levels of the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) thyrotropin as well as boost free thyroxine (F4 hormone) and triiodothyronine (T3 hormone) levels in patients with hypothyroidism, according to Endocrine Today.
Study reveals thyroid dysfunction may signify hip fracture risk in older men
12/20/2010 - According to a recent study, older men with thyroid dysfunction may be at an increased risk for hip fracture. Endocrine Today reports that the researchers studied 3,567 men and women with hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism or euthyroidism, who were age 65 or older.
Mental health problems may be a result of thyroid issues
12/15/2010 - Many women may be unaware of a common health issue that is caused by problems with the thyroid gland. EmpowHer reports that some mental health disorders are caused by a malfunctioning thyroid.
Hypothyroidism may contribute to loss of pregnancy
12/07/2010 - This week, Dr. Carrie Jones - a naturopathic physician with a focus on women's health and hormones - spoke to EmpowHer about pregnancy and thyroid issues. The doctor began by saying that she sees a number of women who are looking to become pregnant after having several miscarriages.
Study shows connection between thyroid dysfunction and hip fractures in older men
11/30/2010 - New research from University of California Davis Health System finds that older men with thyroid dysfunction have an increased risk of suffering hip fractures. Health Canal reports that this study suggests that screening and treatment for thyroid dysfunction could reduce the incidence of this injury.
Scientists are testing potential hypothyroidism treatment
11/22/2010 - Hypothyroidism is a common endocrine condition. Individuals typically manage this disease through supplementation with synthetic thyroid hormone, in order to alleviate symptoms and restore normal thyroid stimulating hormone levels, 7th Space reports.
Individuals with weight gain and fatigue may benefit from a thyroid hormone test
11/11/2010 - Those who have thyroid disease either produce too much or too little of the hormones essential to regulating other hormones in the body, news channel WPBF reports.
Children can be at risk for hypothyroidism
11/11/2010 - About 5 percent of the 27 million American thyroid disorder sufferers are children. The number includes an estimated 13 million who are undiagnosed, according to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, NorthJersey.com reports. This means that while thyroid disorders in children are not common, they are also not rare.
Thyroid disorders on the rise in India
11/01/2010 - Doctors in India are puzzled as to why thyroid conditions are on the rise. Many cities are seeing a fourfold increase in hypothyroidism, the Times of India reports.
Rumored hobbit actually human with hypothyroid cretinism
10/04/2010 - Research recently published in PLoS ONE explains how the alleged Homo floresiensis, or the "hobbit," was actually an iodine-deficient human.
Research shows that celiac disease increasingly causes hypothyroidism in the elderly
09/29/2010 - Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine Center, recently found that celiac disease, which multiplies the risk of hypothyroidism, is on the rise, and there is evidence of increasing cases in the elderly.
Children with hypothyroidism may be able to improve the condition with a thyroid-stimulating diet
09/28/2010 - A new study reveals that a thyroid-stimulating diet rich in iron, vitamin A and iodine has been found to prevent children with subclinical hypothyroidism from advancing in their condition.
Preliminary screening may not benefit unborn children of hypothyroid mothers
09/28/2010 - Preliminary results of the Controlled Antenatal Thyroid Screening (CATS) study did not show a benefit of screening for hypothyroidism during pregnancy on the intellectual development of children.
Study: Subclinical hypothyroidism may affect lipid profile
09/27/2010 - According to findings of a recent study presented at the 14th International Thyroid Congress, subclinical hypothyroidism has been shown to have an effect on patterns of lipids in the blood with resulting cardiovascular dysfunction.
 
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