Thyroid drug Levothyroxine linked to fractures in older adults

Concern over ‘excessive’ doses of thyroid drugs for older patients — Research: Levothyroxine dose and risk of fractures in older adults: Nested case-control study – Many older adults may be taking “excessive” doses of drugs for thyroid problems which can lead to an increased risk of fractures, finds a study published on bmj.com today.

Thyroid treatment no quick fix for weight loss in children

Most experts agree thyroid function tests are generally unnecessary in an overweight child if he/she has normal linear growth and no other symptoms of hypothyroidism. The results of this study support this. – Children treated for hypothyroidism aren’t likely to drop pounds with treatment for the condition says a new study in the Journal of Pediatrics. The study is the first to examine the link between hypothyroidism treatment and weight loss in pediatric patients.

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