Tasnim Farasat1, Tahira Mughal2, Sidra Farooq1
1. Zoology Department Lahore College for Women University, Lahore 2. Botany Department, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore
Keywords: Thyroid hormone, Obese women, Sedentary lifestyle

The aim of this study was to investigate the thyroid hormones (T3, T4) and its regulatory hormone (TSH) levels in obese women with sedentary life style. The studied population consists of 180 female subjects of age group 20-45 years. The subjects were divided into three categories on the basis of body mass index: normal weight subjects (n= 60) overweight subjects (n=60) and obese subjects (n=60). Thyroid hormone levels were assessed by commercially available Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits. It was observed that thyroid functionswere normal in range in all subjects but when comparison was done between the groups using one way ANOVA, the serum T3 concentration was significantly low in obese and overweight subjects in comparison with normal weight subjects (p = 0.005). Serum T4 concentration was significantly lowers in overweight and obese subjects in comparison to normal weight (p = 0.005). Serum TSH concentration was significantly higher in obese in comparison with normal weight (p = 0.005) while it was not significantly higher in overweight subjects (p = 0.05).

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Identifiers and Pagination:
First Page:370
Last Page:375
Publisher Id:JAppPharm (2011 ). 3. 370-375
Article History:
Received:May 7, 2011
Accepted:August 27, 2011
Collection year:2011
First Published:October 13, 2011

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Welcome to the research group of Prof. Dr. Cornelia M. Keck in Marburg. Cornelia M. Keck is a pharmacist and obtained her PhD in 2006 from the Freie Universität (FU) in Berlin. In 2009 she was appointed as Adjunct Professor for Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Nanotechnology at the University Putra Malaysia (UPM) and in 2011 she obtained her Venia legendi (Habilitation) at the Freie Universität Berlin and was appointed as a Professor for Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern. Since 2016 she is Professor of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. Her field of research is the development and characterization of innovative nanocarriers for improved delivery of poorly soluble actives for healthcare and cosmetics. Prof. Keck is executive board member of the German Association of Nanotechnology (Deutscher Verband Nanotechnologie), Vize-chairman of the unit „Dermocosmetics“ at the German Society of Dermopharmacy, active member in many pharmaceutical societies and member of the BfR Committee for Cosmetics at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).

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