Category: Elizabeth Pearce

Thyroid may be causing your obesity

Newsmax 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 […]

New Report Recommends Iodine During Pregnancy, Breast-Feeding

Wall Street Journal (subscription required) Elizabeth Pearce, School of Medicine 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… View full article quoting expert Elizabeth Pearce  

Hypothyroidism treatment does not equal weight loss, caution researchers

Examiner.com 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.” View full article

Weight Loss Not a Certainty With Hypothyroidism Treatment

Medscape 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 […]