Thyroid hormone and obesity.

  title={Thyroid hormone and obesity.},
  author={Elizabeth N Pearce},
  journal={Current opinion in endocrinology, diabetes, and obesity},
  volume={19 5},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To review several of the most recent and most important clinical studies regarding the effects of thyroid treatments on weight change, associations between thyroid status and weight, and the effects of obesity and weight change on thyroid function. RECENT FINDINGS Weight decreases following treatment for hypothyroidism. However, following levothyroxine treatment for overt hypothyroidism, weight loss appears to be modest and mediated primarily by loss of water weight rather… CONTINUE READING