Metabolic Changes in Hypothyroid Patients
Hypothyroidism is a frequent condition in danish women, but often overlooked. Along with fatigue one of the main symptoms is weight gain as a result to significantly decreased energy expenditure.
This study was undertaken to elucidate changes in glucose, lipid and amino acid turnover in these patients.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
|Official Title:||Impact of Hypothyroidism on Glucose, Lipid, and Amino Acid Turnover|
|Study Start Date:||March 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2006|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
11 hypothyroid patients, newly diagnosed, examined before and after treatment
The hypothyroid patients receive usual treatment with L-thyroxine in our out patient clinic. The doctors there subscribe the medication, this study has no protocol regarding this, we observe the patients again after having been biochemically euthyroid for at least two months.
No Intervention: 2
10 healthy controls