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Current approaches to the prevention of heart disease are directed toward the importance of such causative factors as improper diet, cholesterol, exercise, and smoking. The authors of this monograph disagree. They suggest that thyroid hormone deficiency is the cause of atherosclerosis and possibly of other illnesses. They present their reasons for believing that hypothyroidism is not diagnosed nor treated as frequently as it exists and should be watched for and treated at earlier ages.
The authors indicate their dissatisfaction with the usual tests of thyroid function; they prefer to use axillary temperatures to bolster clinical impressions of thyroid function.
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Heart Attack Rareness in Thyroid-Treated Patients.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:474. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-3-474_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(3):474.
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