Category: Elizabeth Pearce

Thyroid may be causing your obesity

December 16th, 2014 in 2014, Elizabeth Pearce, Newsmakers, Newsmax, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Elizabeth Pearce, School of Medicine

Thyroid disease affects millions of people worldwide and an underproductive thyroid can cause obesity. This is because the thyroid produces hormones that help regulate metabolism, which in turn affects body weight…

Expert quote:

“We found that modest weight loss following initiation of levothyroxine treatment for hypothyroidism occurs in only about half of patients.”

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Water contaminant linked to children’s low IQs

September 30th, 2014 in 2014, Elizabeth Pearce, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Babies born to mothers with high levels of perchlorate during their first trimester are more likely to have lower IQs later in life, according to a new study

Expert quote:

“We’re all exposed to low levels.”

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New Report Recommends Iodine During Pregnancy, Breast-Feeding

May 26th, 2014 in 2014, Elizabeth Pearce, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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Pregnant and breast-feeding women should seek out prenatal supplements that contain iodine, an element that is crucial to healthy brain development and may be lacking in their diets, the American Academy of Pediatrics said in a report…

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Hypothyroidism treatment does not equal weight loss, caution researchers

October 23rd, 2013 in 2013, Elizabeth Pearce, Examiner.com, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Elizabeth Pearce, School of Medicine

The symptoms of hypothyroidism are well known: Weight gain, brain fog, thinning hair and feeling cold…

Expert quote:

“We found that modest weight loss following initiation of levothyroxine treatment for hypothyroidism occurs in only about half of patients.”

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Weight Loss Not a Certainty With Hypothyroidism Treatment

October 21st, 2013 in 2013, Elizabeth Pearce, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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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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Iodine Deficiency in Pregnancy Affects Mental Development

May 21st, 2013 in 2013, Bloomberg, Elizabeth Pearce, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Elizabeth Pearce, School of Medicine

Deficiency in iodine, which can be consumed through dairy products and seafood, during pregnancy may have an adverse effect on children’s mental development, according to a study published in the Lancet medical journal…

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More Pregnant, Nursing Women Iodine Deficient, Some Experts Say

December 19th, 2012 in 2012, Boston.com, Elizabeth Pearce, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Elizabeth Pearce, School of Medicine

A growing number of pregnant and nursing women in the U.S. have iodine deficiencies, according to a group of experts who wrote an opinion paper published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association calling for potassium iodide to be included in all prenatal vitamins…

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Iodine supplements recommended for pregnant women

December 19th, 2012 in 2012, Elizabeth Pearce, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Elizabeth Pearce, School of Medicine

Pregnant women should take prenatal vitamins that contain iodine, a U.S. medical journal suggests…

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March in review: Thyroid cancer on the rise, raising autoimmune awareness

April 2nd, 2012 in 2012, Elizabeth Pearce, Examiner.com, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Elizabeth Pearce, School of Medicine

In an effort to raise awareness for autoimmune diseases (two of which directly affect the thyroid gland) the American Autoimmune Related Disease Association headed to Washington D.C. for a Congressional briefing on March 28…

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Your thyroid and you: Q&A with Dr. Elizabeth Pearce, part two

March 26th, 2012 in 2012, Elizabeth Pearce, Examiner.com, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Elizabeth Peace, School of Medicine

An Associate Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Elizabeth Pearce recently took some time from her work at Boston University School of Medicine to talk more about our thyroid health, and to discuss some of her current interests in this area of medicine…

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