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Higher thyroxine dose needed in patients with hyperthyroidism and lactose intolerance

August 22, 2014

Lactose intolerance may increase the likelihood that patients with hypothyroidism will need oral thyroxine, according to research published in The Journal for Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

In a cohort study at the University of Roma, Latina, Italy, Miriam Cellini, a student in endocrine immunopathology, Marco Centanni, MD, and colleagues, looked at 34 patients with hyperthyroidism due to Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) and lactose intolerance (LI).

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