Thyroid function disruptors: from nature to chemicals

Oliveira, Karen Jesus; Chiamolera, Maria Isabel; Giannocco, Gisele; Pazos-Moura, Carmen Cabanelas; Ortiga-Carvalho, Tania Maria

English Scientific Survey paper (Journal Article)
  • SJR Scopus - Endocrinology: Q1
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    The modern concept of thyroid disruptors includes synthetic chemicals and bioactive compounds from food that interfere with any aspect of the hypot halamus-pituitarythyroid axis, thyroid hormone biosynthesis and secretion, blood and transmembrane transport, metabolism and local actions of thyroid hormones. This review highlights relevant disruptors that affect populations through their diet: directly from food itself (fish oil and polyunsaturated fatty acids, pepper, coffee, cinnamon and resveratrol/grapes), through vegetable cultivation (pesticides) and from containers for food storage and cooking (bisphenol A, phthalates and polybrominated diphenyl ethers). Due to the vital role of thyroid hormones during every stage of life, we r eview effects from the gestational period to adulthood, including evidence from in vitro studies, rodent models, human trials and epidemiological studies.
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    2021-04-15 13:03