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Table 3 Degree of overweight, thyroid hormones and lipids concentrations in obese children with hyperthyrotropinemia before and after weight loss program.

From: Thyroid function derangement and childhood obesity: an Italian experience

  Decrease in BMI-SDS >0.5 Decrease in BMI-SDS 0.2-0.5 No weight loss
N 23 21 20
Gender 61% girls 52% girls 45% girls
  Baseline Six months later p Baseline Six months later p Baseline Six months later p
BMI z-score 2.9 ± 1.3 2.0 ± 1 0.007 2.8 ± 0.5 2.5 ± 0.6 0.3 2.7 ± 0.5 2.7 ± 0.6 0.4
TSH (μUI/ml) 5.1 ± 1 3.6 ± 1.1 0.0001 5.2 ± 0.9 4.6 ± 2.6 0.3 5.27 ± 1.3 4.6 ± 2.6 0,4
fT3 (pg/ml) 3.9 ± 1 3.4 ± 0.5 0.03 3.7 ± 0.7 4 ± 0.2 0.1 3.8 ± 0.7 4.4 ± 0.2 0.09
fT4 (pg/ml) 9.8 ± 2.5 8.8 ± 2.9 0.1 9.8 ± 2.5 10.2 ± 1.8 0.1 10 ± 2 10.3 ± 1.6 0.8
HDL (mg/dl) 40 ± 23 45 ± 14 0.6 37 ± 21 39 ± 14 0.8 37 ± 15 38 ± 13 0.9
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 101 ± 39 90 ± 40 0.6 103 ± 85 98 ± 34 0.9 108 ± 61 98 ± 65 0.8