Thyroid function is more strongly associated with body impedance than anthropometry in healthy subjects

A. Sartorio, S. Ferrero, L. Trecate, Giorgio Bedogni

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Abstract

Since fat-free tissues are responsible for 95% of basal energy expenditure, fat-free mass is expected to be a better determinant of thyroid size and function than anthropometry. We tested the hypothesis that fat-free tissues as qualitatively determined by body resistance (R) at 50 kHz are more strongly associated with TSH than anthropometric indicators in healthy subjects. A number of 78 euthyroid adults of both sexes were consecutively studied. R was the best single predictor of TSH (R2adj=0.65, p2adj=0.29, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)620-623
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Endocrinological Investigation
Volume25
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Anthropometry
  • Bioelectrical impedance
  • Thyroid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology

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