Study Finds Link Between Preeclampsia and Reduced Thyroid Function – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Women who experience preeclampsia, a serious complication of pregnancy, may have an increased risk for reduced thyroid functioning later in life. Dr. Richard Levine at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development explains, researchers found that women who had preeclampsia in more than one pregnancy were at a higher risk for hypothyroidism.
Dr. Levine: It went from about a two-fold increase with one pregnancy with preeclampsia, to a six-fold increase with two pregnancies.
Narrator: For more information on this study and preeclampsia, visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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