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Modifiable risk factors identified for patients with chronic pancreatitis at risk of diabetes

Research into individual risk factors which could help clinicians prevent the development of type 2 diabetes in patients with chronic pancreatitis has been published into Diabetes Care, obesity and smoking are noted as modifiable factors.


Prepubertal patients with thyroid carcinoma more likely to present with advanced disease

Patients aged below 11 years old present with more advanced papillary thyroid carcinoma at time of diagnosis than adolescents, with a higher likelihood of developing tumours, according to an American study published in Thyroid.


Withdrawal of antithyroid drugs in pregnancy may cause rebound hyperthyroidism

Research published in Thyroid indicates that stopping antithyroid medication during pregnancy increases the risk of hyperthyroidism rebound by 60%.


Higher risk of dementia for patients suffering from hypothyroidism

A study in Neurology found that older people living with hypothyroidism, especially those taking hormone replacement therapy, may be more likely to develop dementia.


COVID-related thyroid dysfunction persists over a year

An Italian study presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology suggests that COVID-related effects on thyroid function are still present in those affected over one year later.

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Onset of hypothyroidism more common at later stages of menopause

Hypothyroidism prevalence in women is increased during the later stages of menopause and in post-menopause rather than in pre-menopause, according to a Korean study published in Thyroid.


Low-risk thyroid cancer may not benefit from radioiodine treatment

Outcomes for low-risk thyroid cancer patients treated with thyroidectomy, then radioiodine, were no better than those given thyroidectomy only, according to a French study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.