Stress is not associated with thyroid peroxidase autoantibodies in euthyroid women

@article{Strieder2005StressIN,
  title={Stress is not associated with thyroid peroxidase autoantibodies in euthyroid women},
  author={Thea G. A. Strieder and Mark F. Prummel and Jan G. P. Tijssen and Jos F Brosschot and Wilmar M. Wiersinga},
  journal={Brain, Behavior, and Immunity},
  year={2005},
  volume={19},
  pages={203-206}
}
OBJECTIVE Multiple genes and environmental factors play a role in the etiology of autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD). In Graves' hyperthyroidism, stress is such an environmental factor, but whether it plays a role in Hashimoto's hypothyroidism is unknown. We used validated questionnaires to evaluate an association between TPO antibodies, an early marker for AITD, and self-reported stress. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Recently Experienced Stressful Life Events, Daily Hassles, and mood (tendency to… CONTINUE READING

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