Thyrotropin levels and risk of fatal coronary heart disease: the HUNT study.

  title={Thyrotropin levels and risk of fatal coronary heart disease: the HUNT study.},
  author={Bj\orn O {\AA}svold and Trine P Bj\oro and Tom Ivar Lund Nilsen and D Gunnell and Lars J Vatten},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={168 8},
BACKGROUND Recent studies suggest that relatively low thyroid function within the clinical reference range is positively associated with risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD), but the association with CHD mortality is not resolved. METHODS In a Norwegian population-based cohort study, we prospectively studied the association between thyrotropin levels and fatal CHD in 17,311 women and 8002 men without known thyroid or cardiovascular disease or diabetes mellitus at baseline. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING
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