Leptin, nutrition, and the thyroid: the why, the wherefore, and the wiring.

@article{Flier2000LeptinNA,
  title={Leptin, nutrition, and the thyroid: the why, the wherefore, and the wiring.},
  author={Jeffrey S. Flier and Mike Harris and Anthony N. Hollenberg},
  journal={The Journal of clinical investigation},
  year={2000},
  volume={105 7},
  pages={859-61}
}
The function of the thyroid gland is to produce the thyroid hormones T3 and T4, which regulate gene transcription throughout the body (1). In medical practice, the thyroid becomes an issue when its size or shape becomes abnormal or when it produces too much or too little hormone. Thus, we typically think of the thyroid with reference to the clinical states of goiter, or hyperor hypothyroidism. But what is the physiology of the thyroid when the gland and the entire hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid… CONTINUE READING