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J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2004 Oct;17(10):1443-9.

The relationship between iron status and thyroid hormones in adolescents living in an iodine deficient area.

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Department of Biochemistry, Düzce School of Medicine, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Düzce, Turkey. o_yavuz@yahoo.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Iron may be only one of many nutritional factors that influence thyroid hormone metabolism in iodine-deficient areas.

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the effect of iron status on thyroid hormone profile in adolescents living in a mild iodine-deficient area in Turkey.

SUBJECTS:

Three hundred and thirty school-aged children with mean age 14 years were examined.

METHODS:

Free triiodothyronine, free tetraiodothyronine and thyrotropin levels were analyzed by chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay. Hemoglobin and mean corpuscular volume were measured with a Hemocounter. Iron and total iron binding capacity concentration were determined by colorimetric photometric methods. Ferritin level was determined by immunoturbidimetry.

RESULTS:

Thyroid hormone levels of the children with anemia were not significantly different compared to children without anemia. No significant correlation was found between thyroid hormones and iron status.

CONCLUSION:

The thyroid hormone profile was not significantly affected in this area. This survey showed no correlation between iron status and thyroid hormone levels.

PMID:
15526724
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