Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Animal thyroid extract as effective as T4 in treating hypothyroidism

Desiccated thyroid extract (DTE), derived from crushed preparations of animal thyroid glands, is a safe and effective alternative to standard T4 therapy in hypothyroid patients, a new study finds. The results will be presented ...

Pediatrics

Soy linked to exacerbated congenital hypothyroidism

(HealthDay) -- Soy products appear to interfere with levothyroxine absorption and can exacerbate congenital hypothyroidism in infants and young children, according to a case report published online Aug. 20 in Pediatrics.

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