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2013-09-17 11:22:41

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered a reason why people with disorders of the thyroid gland may be more sensitive to environmental temperature. According to the study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a previously unknown link has been found between the effects of thyroid hormone on blood vessels, and how this in turn affects body temperature. Patients with hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid) or hypothyroidism (an...

2008-12-03 17:00:50

In addition to its strong associations with hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, pediatric obesity may induce alterations in thyroid function and structure, according to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).Thyroid hormones drive metabolism, however demonstration of a direct or strong correlation of obesity with deficient thyroid function has been controversial, and previous studies provide...

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2008-12-03 14:03:59

Obesity among children increases the risk of damaging their thyroids, which can also result in a metabolism damage, researchers in Italy reported on Wednesday. Dr. Giorgio Radetti of the Regional Hospital of Bolzano in Italy and colleagues studied 186 overweight children for a period of three years. The team took images of the children's thyroid glands and also analyzed their thyroid hormone levels and thyroid antibodies. The thyroid works to secrete hormones which regulate the body's...

2008-09-30 12:00:15

By SUZY COHEN Question: I've had Hashimoto's thyroiditis for six years and I've not been able to get full control of it. My antibodies are still very high and I'm always tired. Any fresh ideas? -- M.G., Ocala, Fla. Answer: Hashimoto's is an autoimmune disorder where your body sees your thyroid gland as the enemy and launches an all-out attack. This creates inflammation and destruction of the thyroid gland. It causes an increase in "antithyroid peroxidase," abbreviated as TPO. This...

2008-08-30 09:00:24

By Montone, Kathleen T Baloch, Zubair W; LiVolsi, Virginia A Context.-Hurthle cells are eosinophilic, follicular-derived cells that are associated with a variety of nonneoplastic and neoplastic thyroid lesions. The differential diagnosis of Hurthle cell lesions is quite broad. Objective.-To review the pathologic conditions associated with Hurthle cells in the thyroid and to discuss pathology of thyroid lesions associated with oncocytic cytology. Data Sources.-A variety of thyroid...

2008-08-05 15:00:11

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My son, 50, has been diagnosed with Graves disease. Will you define the condition and its treatment? I am very concerned for him. - J.C. ANSWER: Graves disease is the No. 1 cause of an overactive thyroid gland - hyperthyroidism. It happens because the immune system, for reasons not clear, makes antibodies that stimulate the thyroid gland. Antibodies usually are used to fight germs. Not in this case. These special antibodies prod the thyroid gland into overproduction of...


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