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.
|Numero di pagine||4|
|Rivista||EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & DIABETES|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2014|
- hashimot's thyroiditis