1. THE INFLUENCEOF THYROID HORMONE LEVELS ON RESTING METABOLIC RATEIN EUTHYROID FEMALES6th European Congress on Obesity 1995
2. Authors: A. Mortoglou E. Venaki, E. KapantaisEndocrine and Metabolic dept.Athens Medical Centre Hospital Athens GREECE
3. Introduction Most of the overweight persons tend to ascribetheir obesity to metabolic disturbances and mainlyto thyroid dysfunction. In the majority of caseshypothyroidism cannot be proved, at least by thecontemporary diagnostic approaches.Aim of this study is to investigate if serumThyroid hormone levels, in the normal range, canaffect RMR in female individuals.
4. Subjects & Methods80 non-diabetic womenAge 13-74 years oldBody weight 59 -139 kgBody mass index (BMI) 22.66-51.06Determinations: TT4, TT3 and TSH at 0’ and30’ after 200 μg TRH I.V.RMR-Indirect calorimetry (DELTATRAC II)Free fat mass (FFM) by electrical impedance.