Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thyroid Drugs Increase Fracture Risk

Drugs used to treat thyroid problems may increase the risk for fractures in many seniors.

That's why dosages need to be monitored closely by their physicians.

According to a study conducted at the Women's College Research Institute in Toronto, evidence was found that "levothyroxine treatment may increase the risk of fragility fractures in older people even at conventional dosages."

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