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What Increases Your Risk
Many factors may increase your risk for developing hypothyroidism. These include:
Up to 20% of women older than 60 have mild (subclinical) hypothyroidism; about 2% to 5% of people with subclinical disease develop hypothyroidism every year.5, 3 Many of the same factors that increase your risk of hypothyroidism also increase your risk of mild hypothyroidism.
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