Prevalence of goiter and thyroid nodular disease in patients with class III obesity.

@article{Sousa2012PrevalenceOG,
  title={Prevalence of goiter and thyroid nodular disease in patients with class III obesity.},
  author={Pablo da Costa Sousa and M{\'a}rio Vaisman and Jo{\~a}o R{\'e}gis Ivar Carneiro and Lorena Bittencourt Guimar{\~a}es and Heloisa Maria Pereira Freitas and Maria Fernanda Castellar Pinheiro and Sally Liechocki and Clarissa Menezes Maya Monteiro and Patr{\'i}cia de F{\'a}tima Teixeira},
  journal={Arquivos brasileiros de endocrinologia e metabologia},
  year={2012},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={
          120-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the prevalence of goiter and nodular disease in patients with class III obesity, and to correlate results with serum leptin levels and insulin resistance (IR) parameters. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study was performed to assess thyroid ultrasound (US) patterns, HOMA-IR, serum leptin, and TSH levels in obese patients and controls. RESULTS Thyroid volume was positively correlated with body mass index (BMI) (r = 0.240, p = 0.039) and with HOMA-IR (r = 0.329… CONTINUE READING

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