Hashimoto's Medical Study!

Who was studied?

17 women between the ages of 20-45 with a diagnosis of HT. 14 of the 17 women were taking thyroid replacement medications before the study. 3 women had elevated thyroid antibodies (TPO and anti-thyroglobulin antibodies), but were not on replacement medication. The women were either normal weight or overweight (BMI <29.9).  The women had no other active autoimmune conditions or chronic organ disease, such as kidney disease.



What was measured?

We measured quality of life and symptom burden using specialized questionnaires before and after the 10-week program. We took blood samples including thyroid function and antibodies, as well as inflammatory markers (hs-CRP) before and after the 10-week study. Participants also provided food journals throughout the study. Participants also completed organic acid nutritional tests and comprehensive stool analysis with testing kits generously donated by Genova Diagnostics Laboratory.



What does this mean/Outcomes?

Our study suggests that an online diet and lifestyle program facilitated by a multi-disciplinary team can significantly improve health related quality of life and symptom burden in middle-aged female subjects with HT. While there were no statistically significant changes noted in thyroid function or thyroid antibodies, the study’s findings suggest that AIP may decrease systemic inflammation and modulate the immune system as evidenced by a decrease in mean hs-CRP and changes in white blood cell (WBC) counts. Given the improvements seen in quality of life and participants’ symptom burden as well as markers of immune activity and inflammation, further studies in larger populations implementing AIP as part of a multi-disciplinary diet and lifestyle program are warranted.


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To read more on this study:

Source: https://www.cureus.com/articles/18455-efficacy-of-the-autoimmune-protocol-diet-as-part-of-a-multi-disciplinary-supported-lifestyle-intervention-for-hashimotos-thyroiditis?utm_medium=email&utm_source=transaction



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