Racial component to thyroid disease

Some diseases are more dominant in certain groups than others. Disorders of the thyroid may be among illnesses for which race matters.

A new study of active US military personnel concluded that black service people and those of Asian/Pacific Island ancestry were substantially more likely than whites in the armed forces to have one form of a thyroid disorder, Graves disease.

However, whites were more likely than blacks and people of Asian/Pacific Island descent to be have been diagnosed with a second type of thyroid disorder, Hashimoto thyroiditis.

Read the full, original story: Thyroid Problems May Vary By Race

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