October 1, 2014
Individuals diagnosed with hypothyroidism before age 60 years have an 89% increased risk of receiving disability pension compared with euthyroid controls, according to recent findings.
In the observational, register-based cohort study, researchers compiled data on 1,725 singleton hypothyroid patients identified through record linkage of different Danish health registers. Each single case was matched with four euthyroid controls. The researchers also studied 277 pairs of same gender twins, one of whom had hypothyroidism and the other who did not. The mean follow-up was 5 years.