J Endocrinol 2017 Feb 14. Epub 2017 Feb 14.
C Liu, Endocrinology, Jiangsu Province Hospital of Integration on Chinese and Western Medicine, Jiangsu Province Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, China
An intriguing area of research in thyroidology is the recently discovered association of insulin resistance with thyroid functional and morphological abnormalities. Individuals with hyperinsulinemia have larger thyroid gland and a higher prevalence of thyroid nodules and cancer. Accordingly, patients treated with metformin have a smaller thyroid volume and a lower risk of incident goiter, thyroid nodule and cancer. Read More