Effects of Thyroid Dysfunction on Lipid Profile
C.V Rizos, M.S Elisaf, E.N Liberopoulos*
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2011
First Page: 76
Last Page: 84
Publisher Id: TOCMJ-5-76
Article History:Received Date: 8/12/2010
Revision Received Date: 5/1/2011
Acceptance Date: 6/1/2011
Electronic publication date: 24/2/2011
Collection year: 2011
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Thyroid dysfunction has a great impact on lipids as well as a number of other cardiovascular risk factors. Hypothyroidism is relatively common and is associated with an unfavorable effect on lipids. Substitution therapy is beneficial for patients with overt hypothyroidism, improving lipid profile. However, whether subclinical hypothyroidism should be treated or not is a matter of debate. On the other hand, hyperthyroidism can be associated with acquired hypocholesterolemia or unexplained improvement of lipid profile. Overall, thyroid dysfunction should be taken into account when evaluating and treating dyslipidemic patients.