Homocysteine concentrations in subclinical hypothyroidism.

  title={Homocysteine concentrations in subclinical hypothyroidism.},
  author={Erkan Seng{\"u}l and Berrin Çetinarslan and Ilhan Tarkun and Zeynep Cant{\"u}rk and Erdem T{\"u}remen},
  journal={Endocrine research},
  volume={30 3},
Hyperhomocysteinemia is considered to be an independent risk factor for atherosclerotic heart disease, including coronary artery disease (CAD). It is already known that overt hypothyroidism gives rise to a slight hyperhomocysteinemia. However, the effects of subclinical hypothyroidism on the levels of homocysteine are not known. In this study, we have evaluated homocysteine levels and the effect of L-thyroxine treatment in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism. For the purpose of the study… CONTINUE READING