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chances of atherosclerosis in a hypothyroid patient on regular medication?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Depends: Depends upon other factors such as genetics, bp, cholesterol, glucose, weight, diet, exercise, smoking etc. Chances are reduced if you keep your thyroid levels normal on brand name T4 replacement.
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Vascular Surgery 33 years experience
Unrelated: Atherosclerotic artery disease and hypothyroidism are not causally related.

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What would increase a vegetarian's risk of atherosclerosis?

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