Thyroid function and Alzheimer's disease.

  title={Thyroid function and Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Zaldy Sy Tan and Ramachandran S. Vasan},
  journal={Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD},
  volume={16 3},
Thyroid dysfunction has been implicated as a cause of reversible cognitive impairment and as such, the thyroid stimulating hormone has long been part of the screening laboratory test for dementia. Recently, several population-based studies demonstrated an association between hypo- or hyperthyroidism and Alzheimer's disease. This review discusses the role of thyroid hormone in the normal development and regulation of central nervous system functions and summarizes the studies that have linked… CONTINUE READING

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