Lipid Metabolism Abnormalities in Obese Children and Adolescents with Subclinical Hypothyroidism

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Kırel B., Hazer İ., Kabukçu H. O., Yağcı M., Karkın Z., Kılıç Yıldırım G.

Güncel Pediatri, vol.19, pp.100-105, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/jcp.2020.0014
  • Journal Name: Güncel Pediatri
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, Veterinary Science Database, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.100-105
  • Keywords: Lipid, subclinical hypothyroidism, obese, children, CARDIOVASCULAR-DISEASE, RISK-FACTORS, SERUM
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Subclinical hypothyroidism (SH); is a condition in which serum free T4 (fT4) levels are within normal limits and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels are above age-related levels. In obesity, serum TSH levels increase with the increase in body mass index; Thus, the frequency of SH is reported to be high in obese patients. Hypothyroidism and obesity are the main causes of secondary dyslipidemia. In this study; in overweight / obese children and adolescents; the frequency of SH and its relationship with lipid metabolism abnormalities were investigated.