The relation between thyroid-stimulating hormone and measures of adiposity in patients with manifest vascular disease.

BACKGROUND Visceral adiposity is associated with cardiovascular risk factors and increased cardiovascular risk. Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels in the normal range are associated with a higher risk of fatal coronary artery disease. We hypothesize that TSH levels in the normal range are associated with an increase in visceral adipose tissue (VAT) in… CONTINUE READING