Thursday, July 28, 2005

Women Smokers have higher incidence of Graves' Disease

115,000 women's lifestyles were studied to see the effect on the incidence of Graves' Disease. 543 women developed Graves' Disease. Heavy smokers > 25/day, were 3 times more likely to develop Graves' Disease. The rate decreased if they quit 10-15 years ago. However, even past smokers were still more likely to develop Graves'. Archives of internal Medicine, July 25 2005 vol.165, pp.1606-1611.

Now, besides worsening thyroid eye disease, we now know we have more Graves' Disease in smoking women!


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