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How does thyroid hormone affect metabolism?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
You can think of how thyroid hormones affect your metabolism a little bit like your utility bill. From neighbor to neighbor, no two utility bills are alike. Some people keep their air conditioning (AC) at 76; some keep it at 68. Some take 20-minute showers; some hop in and out in 20 seconds. We all use and consume energy a little bit differently in our homes, and we all use and consume it a little differently in our bodies. And that plays a key role in weight management; some of metabolism is genetic, in that you're pre-disposed to have a quick-working metabolism or a slow-churning one. That regulation comes in part from your thyroid hormone.

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