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FGF21, The Hormone That Makes You Live Longer, Boosts Your Immune System And Activates Weight Loss

Lecia Bushak, Jan 11, 2016
Researchers may have found a new use for a liver-produced hormone that manages the thymus gland. Known as fibroblast growth factor 21, or simply FGF21, the hormone was shown to extend the life of mice in the study, which was conducted at the Yale School of Medicine.

Undiagnosed Low Thyroid Epidemic

Undiagnosed low thyroid epidemic affects possible 70% of population, causing serious health problems

A new study by Dr. E. Chester Ridgway, the University of Colorado’s chief endocrinologist, says that an estimated 13 million Americans may have undiagnosed thyroid problems, up from previous estimates. He says that even mild thyroid problems might cause serious consequences. Pregnant women with underactive thyroid are in jeopardy of having children with lower IQs.

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