Cigarette smoking and risk of clinically overt thyroid disease: a population-based twin case-control study.

@article{Brix2000CigaretteSA,
  title={Cigarette smoking and risk of clinically overt thyroid disease: a population-based twin case-control study.},
  author={Thomas Heiberg Brix and Pia Skov Hansen and Kirsten Ohm Kyvik and Laszlo Heged{\"u}s},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={160 5},
  pages={
          661-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND The effects of cigarette smoking on the thyroid gland have been studied for years. However, the effect of smoking on thyroid function and size is still controversial. OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of cigarette smoking on the development of clinically overt thyroid disease. METHODS Matched case-control study of 132 same-sex twin pairs (264 individuals) discordant for clinically overt thyroid disease, ascertained from a population-based nationwide twin register. Information on… CONTINUE READING
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