Long-term weight regulation in treated hyperthyroid and hypothyroid subjects.

  title={Long-term weight regulation in treated hyperthyroid and hypothyroid subjects.},
  author={Byron J Hoogwerf and Frank Quentin Nuttall},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={76 6},
Body weight regulation after treatment was studied in 87 hyperthyroid and 18 hypothyroid subjects. Mean body weight was 83.9 percent of the premorbid weight at the time of initial treatment for hyperthyroidism and 102.5 percent at 96 months following treatment. Mean (+/- SD) post-treatment weight difference from baseline was 3.4 +/- 18.6 pounds at 96 months (n = 44). Early weight gain was greatest in subjects in whom thyroxine values normalized quickly. Hyperthyroid subjects from whom a body… CONTINUE READING


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