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From eNewsletter 5/27/2019
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DID YOU KNOW that a new study from JAMA Network Open suggests maintaining higher leisure-time physical activity levels and increasing leisure-time physical activity in later adulthood were associated with low risk of mortality, suggesting that midlife is not too late to start physical activity.
Inactive adults may be encouraged to be more active, whereas young adults who are already active may strive to maintain their activity level as they get older.
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Steve and Bonnie: In a recommendation that could substantially alter prescribing trends, according to its authors, an international panel of experts concludes that patients with subclinical hypothyroidism should not be routinely offered thyroid hormone replacement therapy.
This is because overwhelming evidence shows no benefit in quality of life or symptoms, which are minimal in many patients and not present at all in one third of individuals, as outlined in a new BMJ study.
The guideline panel concludes in its recommendation, that for adults with subclinical hypothyroidism, thyroid hormones consistently demonstrate no clinically relevant benefits for quality of life or thyroid-related symptoms, including depressive symptoms, fatigue, and body mass index.
The guidance represents a strong recommendation against prescribing thyroid hormones (primarily levothyroxine LT4) in adults with subclinical hypothyroidism, defined as elevated thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels when free T4 (thyroxine) levels are normal.
Subclinical hypothyroidism is reported to affect about 5% of the adult population and 10-15% of the elderly; however, the definition can vary. About 90% of patients with subclinical hypothyroidism have TSH levels of 4-10 mlU/L, but a slight increase may be normal in older people.
When symptoms are present, they can include fatigue, muscle cramps, sensitivity to cold, sluggish thinking, and depression; however, the panel notes that 20% to 25% of people with normal thyroid levels report one or two of these symptoms.