BBC News Health
24th January 2011
"Around 100,000 older people in the UK are missing out on thyroid medicine that could improve their lives, according to a study.
The Journal of Medical Screening study examined women over 50 and men over 65 - and found 8% had underactive thyroids.
But many were not getting treatment for symptoms, including lethargy and weight gain.
Researchers, at the Wolfson Institute, said screening would improve lives."
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A randomized double-blind crossover trial to investigate the efficacy of screening for adult hypothyroidism