Thyroid Hormones and their Thermogenic Properties
Mélanie DesChâtelets, ND
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Keywords

Adipose
Brown adipose tissue (BAT)
Hypothalamic
Thermogenesis
Thyroid
White adipose tissue (WAT)
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Abstract

Obesity is a major issue in developed countries. Regulating thyroid hormones is a growingly popular adjunct in a comprehensive approach towards weight loss. Despite growing popularity, there is a lack of knowledge about underlying pathways. This review investigates the thermogenic properties of thyroid hormone on brown adipose tissue (BAT), white adipose tissue (WAT) and the hypothalamus. Current evidence about potential inducers of thermogenesis and potential clinical implications for weight loss are explored.

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