"This finding provides more insight into the possible importance of other pathways connecting thyroid function to dementia and could provide new targets for therapeutic agents," she said.
In terms of the gender differences, the researchers initially hypothesized that differences in prevalence of autoimmune thyroid pathology between men and women might explain the findings, but this was not the case.
"We do not know why these differences exist between women and men, but one of the explanations might be due to differences in sex hormonal profiles. However, we were unfortunately not able to assess this hypothesis in our study."/...;/