Table 4

Degree of overweight (z score BMI), thyroid hormones, and leptin before and one year later in 13 obese children without weight loss

Before weight lossAfter unsuccessful weight lossp value
Data expressed as median (range).
z score BMI+2.7 (+2.2 to +3.7)+2.9 (+2.2 to +4.0)0.166
TSH (mIU/l)2.15 (1.09–5.06)2.01 (0.67–4.05)0.115
T3 (nmol/l)2.00 (1.54–3.38)2.46 (1.51–3.23)0.914
T4 (nmol/l)110 (83–145)101 (64–132)0.055
Leptin (ng/ml)27.0 (2.0–93.0)25.3 (7.0–54.0)0.167