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ea0084ps1-02-13 | Hypothyroidism | ETA2022

Sex hormones levels and chronic autoimmune thyroiditis in a cohort of obese male patients

Sagnella Alfonso , Ciuoli Cristina , Bufano Annalisa , Benenati Nicoletta , Fralassi Noemi , Cartocci Alessandra , Grazia Castagna Maria

Introduction and Aim: Obesity is associated with an increased risk of hypothyroidism and chronic autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT). However, little is known about the underlying pathogenic mechanisms. Recently it has been evaluated the role played by sex hormones in the onset of AIT and, analysing the data from a large cohort of normal/overweight males, a positive correlation between an increased ratio of estradiol/testosterone levels (E2/T) and AIT was found. Since obese males are...