Thyroregulatory changes associated with smoking in 70-year-old men.

  title={Thyroregulatory changes associated with smoking in 70-year-old men.},
  author={Staffan Ed{\'e}n and Rudolf Jagenburg and G{\"o}ran Lindstedt and P. A. Lundberg and D. D. Mellstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  volume={21 6},
In a previous study we have analysed serum free T4 concentrations in a representative population of 70-year-old men. In the present study the effect of previous or present tobacco smoking on free T4, T4, T3, rT3, TSH and thyroid hormone binding proteins was analysed in 181 of the 460 men, excluding those with past or present goitre, those who were obviously ill or had died between 70 and 75 years of age and those who had any disease or medication influencing free T4 concentrations. Smokers had… CONTINUE READING

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