Too many patients, as documented in an on-line study of 12,000 individuals conducted by the American Thyroid Association published in June 2018, (https://doi.org/10.1089/thy.2017.0681) , complain of persistent symptoms of hypothyroidism despite what their doctors believe is successful treatment with levothyroxine (brands include Synthroid, Unithroid, Tirosent, Levoxl). We believe something needs to be done to resolve this conflict between patients and their doctors.
Researchers sent questionnaires to 38,000 women between the age of 55 and 69, who were participating in the Iowa Women’s Health Study. After 9 years, the researchers compared the diets, lifestyles and health status of the surviving women with those that died. Women that averaged 8 servings of whole grains a week had approximately 15% lower risk of dying than women who consumed fewer servings.
Source: American Journal of Public Health, 89:322, 1999.