High ghrelin levels in post-treatment euthyroid patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis: a case-control preliminary study

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Abstract

Hashimoto's thyroiditis is a chronic inflammatory condition often associated with changes in appetite and body composition. Ghrelin is an orexigenic peptide involved in the regulation of appetite and food intake. A possible role of ghrelin in mediating inflammation has been suggested. A few contrasting published data are available on the relationship between thyroid status and circulating ghrelin in patients affected by Hashimoto's thyroiditis. The aim of the present case-control study was to provide additional evidence on the relationship between thyroid status and plasma ghrelin levels in post-treatment euthyroid female patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, compared to healthy controls.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)540-543
Number of pages4
JournalEXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & DIABETES
Volume122
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • hashimot's thyroiditis

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