In this study, we demonstrated that TSH in the normal range was not associated with BMI, HOMA-IR or atherogenic dyslipidaemia in a population with obesity. FT3 and FT4 were differentially associated with IR: FT3 was positively correlated whereas FT4 was negatively correlated with HOMA-IR. The association between FT4 and HOMA-IR remained, even after adjusting for potential confounders. Thyroid antibody positivity was not related to any metabolic measures.
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