Influence of cigarette smoking on thyroid hormone levels.

  title={Influence of cigarette smoking on thyroid hormone levels.},
  author={Ali Esat Karakaya and Neşe Tunçel and G Alptuna and Z Koçer and G{\"u}ner Erbay},
  journal={Human toxicology},
  volume={6 6},
1 Serum triiodothyronine (T3), thyroxine (T4) and thyrotropin (TSH) concentrations and urinary thiocyanate levels were examined in healthy smokers and non-smokers as an indicator of smoking behaviour. Smokers were subdivided into moderate and heavy. 2 Significant differences in urinary thiocyanate levels were apparent between all three groups. For heavy smokers, serum T3 concentrations were significantly above the values found in non-smokers. Increased serum T3 levels were not accompanied by a… CONTINUE READING