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TSH levels reveal stronger effect on cholesterol with increasing age

May 29, 2015

Thyroid-stimulating hormone levels appear to have a stronger effect on total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol in older adults compared with younger adults, according to recent study findings published in Thyroid.

“The results of this study improve upon the traditional concept and suggest that [subclinical hypothyroidism] might play a role in age-related dyslipidemia,” the researchers wrote. “As aging is a non-modifiable factor for dyslipidemia, these findings have important clinical implications. Based on the results, thyroid screening and modification should be strongly considered in elderly and dyslipidemic patients. Maintaining TSH in an appropriate range might be beneficial for the primary prevention of atherosclerotic diseases.”

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