High prevalence of previously unknown subclinical hypothyroidism in obese patients referred to a sleep clinic for sleep disordered breathing.

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BACKGROUND AND AIM To evaluate the prevalence of previously unknown hypothyroidism in adult male and female patients with a wide range of body mass index (BMI) values, referred to a Sleep Clinic because of sleep disordered breathing (SDB). METHODS AND RESULTS Serum concentrations of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and free thyroxin (fT4), as well as… (More)

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