Sauna Use and Thyroid Hormones TSH & rT3

by mdpatrick on February 26, 2011

Ran across this abstract regarding thyroid stimulating hormone, and sauna use in pubmed:

A 30-minute stay in sauna resulted in an increase in plasma TSH; the response was exaggerated if glycemia had been increased by oral glucose intake at the beginning of the experiment. Plasma rT3 also increased in sauna, this response was, however, blunted by the higher glycemia. TSH response to sauna was definitely present in young men (aged 20 to 25) and absent in middle-aged ones (50 to 55). (via.)

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