Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Children Can Normalize after Changes in Dietary Intake

  title={Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Children Can Normalize after Changes in Dietary Intake},
  author={M. Kuiper and Ellen J. van der Gaag},
Background: There is no effective treatment for children with subclinical hypothyroidism. The natural course of subclinical hypothyroidism shows a normalization rate of 41% for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH). Objective: The thyroid needs (among others) iron, iodine, and vitamin A for a proper thyroid hormone synthesis. We hypothesize that with a dietary change, more children can normalize their TSH. Design: In this case-control study, 54 children aged 1 14 years with subclinical… CONTINUE READING


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