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Mild Thyroid Dysfunction Increases Fracture Risk

The thyroid can cause problems from overactivity and underactivity. Patients with mild thyroid abnormalities and who are asymptomatic may have an increased risk for fracture.

Anne Cappola, MD, from the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues examined 13 different research studies that included more than 700,000 patients from around the world who had their thyroids tested. Researchers followed participants for 12 years to determine whether they had an increased rate of fractures.

Watch the video to learn more about the findings of the study.
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