Subclinical hypothyroidism 'tied to higher risk of pre-eclampsia'

A meta-analysis clarifies the links between abnormalities of thyroid function and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, researchers say

Subclinical hypothyroidism during pregnancy is associated with an increased likelihood of pre-eclampsia, a systematic review shows.

Pregnant women with thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels on the high or low end of the normal reference range are also at elevated risk of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, the international researchers say.

The team — including endocrinologist Professor John Walsh from Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth — say their data highlight the

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