April 11, 2013

U.S. Track’s Unconventional Physician

By Logan Lafferty

On the wall of the medical office of Jeffrey S. Brown is a photograph of Carl Lewis, the nine-time Olympic gold medalist…Among endocrinologists, Brown stands almost alone in believing that endurance athletics can induce early onset of a hormonal imbalance called hypothyroidism…“To see large numbers of young, athletic males being treated for thyroid deficiency would be certainly considered unusual, if not a bit suspicious,” said Ian Hay, a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist who has practices for 40 years.


Wall Street Journal by Sara Germano and Kevin Clark

Tags: Endocrinology / Diabetes, endurance athletics, hormonal imbalance, hypothyroidism, Jeffrey S. Brown, Sports Medicine, Wall Street Journal

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