Weight Loss Not a Certainty With Hypothyroidism Treatment

in 2013, Elizabeth Pearce, Newsmakers, School of Medicine
October 21st, 2013

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Elizabeth Pearce, School of Medicine

Hypothyroidism is commonly associated with weight gain, but contrary to popular belief, treatment of the condition does not result in weight loss in the majority of patients, according to new research presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association…

Expert quote:

“We frequently see patients who are disappointed that they do not have dramatic weight loss following initiation of thyroid hormone therapy, so these results were not entirely surprising.”

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