IJCRR - 8(9), May, 2016
LEPTIN: A DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THYROID PROBLEMS
Author: Singla Gesu, Bedi GK, Sandhu HS, Vij Chittranjan
Introduction: Apart from diabetes mellitus, thyroid dysfunction is one of the most common endocrine disorders encountered in adults, affecting up to 10% of the UK population Leptin is a 16kDa protein hormone that plays a key role in regulating energy intake and energy expenditure, including appetite and metabolism.
Aim: The aim of this study was to estimate thyroid hormones and Serum Leptin levels in patients with thyroid disorders and to find their correlation with each other.
Material and Methods: 50 diagnosed patients of thyroid disorders and 30 healthy controls were recruited in our study. Serum Leptin Levels, Serum T3, T4, TSH levels were estimated in both cases and controls using ELISA method.
Results: There was significant negative correlation between Serum Leptin and Serum T3. There was no significant but negative correlation between Serum Leptin and Serum T4. A very significant positive correlation was seen between Serum TSH and Serum Leptin levels.
Conclusion: Leptin problems are a driving force behind thyroid problems. Leptin triggers the decreased production of thyroid hormones. Improving leptin problems and losing weight will improve thyroid function.
Keywords: Leptin, Thyroid, TSH- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, T4- Thyroxine, T3- Triiodothyronine
Singla Gesu, Bedi GK, Sandhu HS, Vij Chittranjan. LEPTIN: A DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THYROID PROBLEMS International Journal of Current Research and Review. 8(9), May, 48-52
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