This study actually may mean that there may be an insight to treat , Subclinical hypothyroidism which is defined biochemically as a normal serum free thyroxine (T4) concentration in the presence of an elevated serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) concentration.

This actually means that food can make a changes in the thyroid function and nutrition could be the key for better thyroid function control. hence pay attention to food you eat.


For people who may want to read in detail.

Does fasting or postprandial state affect thyroid function testing?

Alteration in TSH values may affect diagnosis and management of hypothyroidism, particularly subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH).

Some patients with subclinical hypothyroidism may have vague, non-specific symptoms suggestive of hypothyroidism, but attempts to identify patients clinically have not been successful so far.

Subclinical hypothyroidism is a condition in which free thyroxine (T4) is within normal range while Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is elevated.

SCH may cause several long term effects that include dyslipidemia, hypertension, and subfertility. It may also serve as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity. Level of TSH varied throughout the day and may be related to presence of food. Present study demonstrates the effect of fasting or postprandial state in analysis of thyroid function tests.

This study was carried out in 57 patients.
Thyroid functions test were carried out in fasting state and 2 hours postprandially. TSH values were found to be significantly lowered in all the three groups postprandially but no change in free T4 values were observed.

It was observed that there is significant fall in TSH levels postprandially when compared to fasting values.

Source: Nair R et al. Does fasting or postprandial state affect thyroid function testing? Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2014; 18(5):705-7. more  

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Dr. Puneet Chandna Ji, You have revealed the secret of God's Best Creation - the human being - by stating that "human body is an accurate set of systems and procedures that manifests all altered conditions to be set right on its own. Even cancer is present in all of us but it does not take a shape of a full blown disease or cancer unless the immune system or the alteration in a mechanisms goes haywire and needs an assistance through a drug or in lifestyle modification. We shall discuss this soon when we learn more about the endocrinology system in weekly posts that we shall post soon."

I wish and pray that most of the doctors emulate you in guiding their patients - let alone general public. I wish you Godspeed. more  
CAN ANY ONE TEACH SUCH INVALUABLE INFORMATION TO THE MONEY-MINTING DOCTORS WHO DO NOT PERMIT THEIR PATIENTS TO SLIP FROM THEIR HANDS AND DO NOT ALLOW THEM TO HAVE A SECOND OPINION ?

DR. PUNEET CHANDNA- AT THE RISK OF REPEAT, YOU ARE A VERY NOBLE SOUL IN ADDITION TO YOUR NICE PROFESSION. more  
mr khan, human body is an accurate set of systems and procedures that manifests all altered conditions to be set right on its own. Even cancer is present in all of us but it does not take a shape of a full blown disease or cancer unless the immune system or the alteration in a mechanisms goes haywire and needs an assistance through a drug or in lifestyle modification. We shall discuss this soon when we learn more about the endocrinology system in weekly posts that we shall post soon. more  
I am immensely grateful for your guidance. Sir, it is really unfortunate that in this age of intensive research.."Thyroid test unfortunately can vary between labs to a tune of 300 percent". You have given the right advice in your statement that.... "It is advised that one should get tested for the case from two different labs over a period of *2-3 months before* a therapy is initiated". more  
Mr khan, thanks for your question. In case your doctor is trying to evaluate you for subclinical hypothyroidism then the fasting and post food during peak hour can help average out a correct reading. Thyroid test unfortunately can cary between labs to a tune of 300 percent. It is advised that one should get tested for the case from two different labs over a period of 2-3 months before a therapy is initiated. more  
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