Thyrotropin and prolactin responses to thyrotropin-releasing hormone in young men at high or low risk for alcoholism.

A reduced thyrotropin (TSH) response to TSH-releasing hormone (TRH) has been reported in a portion of abstinent alcoholic men without evidence of cirrhosis of the liver. It is not known whether this neuroendocrine change is a precursor of alcoholism or a sequelae of heavy alcohol consumption. Three of four published studies have found evidence for… CONTINUE READING