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New research connecting thyroid, insulin production, and mitochondria

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Arnie Pye, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. Arnie Pye

    Arnie Pye Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    This research is in its early stages and there are still lots of questions surrounding it.

    Quoting from a post on another forum

    A thyroid hormone different from T4 and T3 acts as a control of insulin production by affecting the energy producing factories (mitochondria). Like T4 , the hormone is a prohormone that has to be converted into the active form.

    Since many people believe there is a connection between ME and the thyroid, and between ME and mitochondria, I thought it might be of interest.

    Relevant links to the research concerned - these links all point to the same research in different forms - take your pick

    https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fendo.2018.00057/full

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0303720717303994

    https://ac.els-cdn.com/S03037207173...t=1520172607_998099ec7a790e5f06a4e05e9cf75a61

    I first read about this research here

    https://healthunlocked.com/thyroiduk/posts/137446850/a-thyroid-hormone-controls-insulin-production

    Diogenes, who created the thread and commented on it, is Dr John Midgley, who is one of the advisors for the charity running that forum. He's written loads on the subject of the thyroid. Information on him can be found here :

    http://thyroiduk.org/tuk/About_Us/advisors.html
     
  2. Barry

    Barry Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    My wife's ME began after contracting a virus whilst recovering from a thyroid operation. n=1 obviously doesn't count for much, but definitely of interest.
     
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    ScottTriGuy Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Curious - did she receive blood during that operation?
     
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    Barry Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    No.
     
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