Inge Bülow Pedersen

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There is some evidence that intake of sea food rich in n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) may protect against coronary heart disease (CHD). Thus, even very low daily amounts of n-3 PUFA below 0.5 g have been reported to reduce the incidence of CHD, although it is unknown by what mechanisms this may occur. Monocytes are of major importance in(More)
The relationship between the iodine intake level of a population and the occurrence of thyroid diseases is U-shaped with an increase in risk from both low and high iodine intakes. Developmental brain disorders and endemic goiter caused by severe iodine deficiency may seriously deteriorate overall health status and economic performance of a population.(More)
Comparative epidemiologic studies in areas with low and high iodine intake and controlled studies of iodine supplementation have demonstrated that the major consequence of mild-to-moderate iodine deficiency for the health of the population is an extraordinarily high occurrence of hyperthyroidism in elderly subjects, especially women, with risk of cardiac(More)
Some degree of hypothyroidism is common in the elderly. It affects 5-20% of women and 3-8% of men. The occurrence varies with genetics with a high prevalence in Caucasians, and the disease is more common in populations with a high iodine intake. The common causes of hypothyroidism are autoimmune destruction of the thyroid gland and previous thyroid surgery(More)
CONTEXT Selenium deficiency may play an important role in the initiation and progression of autoimmune thyroid disease. OBJECTIVE To compare serum selenium (s-Se) values in patients with newly diagnosed autoimmune thyroid disease and controls from the Danish population. DESIGN AND SETTINGS S-Se was measured in triplicate by a fluorimetric method. (More)
Around 3-4 billion people in the world are covered by iodine supplementation programs to prevent developmental brain damage and other iodine deficiency (ID) disorders. Mild ID is associated with more hyperthyroidism and less hypothyroidism in the population than a high iodine intake. Knowledge of the iodine intake levels where the shifts in incidences occur(More)
CONTEXT Population-based data on the incidence and clinical presentation of moderate to severe Graves' orbitopathy (GO) are scarce, and virtually nothing is known on the effect of an iodization program on the incidence and presentation of GO. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to characterize incident moderate to severe GO in North Jutland County,(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with autoimmune overt hypothyroidism may present with goitrous Hashimoto's disease or autoimmune atrophic thyroiditis. Little is known about the prevalence of subclinical autoimmune hypothyroidism. The aims of this study were to evaluate the association between thyroid autoantibodies in serum and abnormalities in thyroid function and(More)
In areas with relatively high iodine intake, the incidence rate of hypothyroidism is several-fold higher than that of hyperthyroidism. Recently, we found a similarly high prevalence rate of subclinical hypothyroidism compared with hyperthyroidism in a high iodine intake area, while a relatively low prevalence of subclinical hypothyroidism was observed in a(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with severe Graves' orbitopathy often have hyperthyroidism that is difficult to treat and a high proportion of patients experience relapse of hyperthyroidism after a course of antithyroid drug (ATD) therapy of fixed duration. The aim of the study was to evaluate the feasibility of prolonged low-dose ATD therapy for attaining stable(More)