Publications by authors named "Paulina Belén Sepulveda Figueroa"

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Association between thyroid function and Alzheimer's disease: A systematic review.

Metab Brain Dis 2021 Jun 19. Epub 2021 Jun 19.

Laboratory of Neuronal Communication, Departamento de Fisiologia e Biofisica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Av. Professor Lineu Prestes, 1524 - Cidade Universitária, São Paulo, SP, Brasil, 05508900.

Alterations in metabolic parameters have been associated with an increased risk of dementia, among which thyroid function has gained great importance in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology in recent years. However, it remains unclear whether thyroid dysfunctions could influence and contribute to the beginning and/or progression of AD or if it results from AD. This systematic review was conducted to examine the association between thyroid hormone (TH) levels and AD. Medline, ISI Web of Science, EMBASE, Cochrane library, Scopus, Scielo, and LILACS were searched, from January 2010 to March 2020. A total of 17 articles were selected. The studies reported alterations in TH and circadian rhythm in AD patients. Behavior, cognition, cerebral blood flow, and glucose consumption were correlated with TH deficits in AD patients. Whether thyroid dysfunctions and AD have a cause-effect relationship was inconclusive, however, the literature was able to provide enough data to corroborate a relationship between TH and AD. Although further studies are needed in this field, the current systematic review provides information that could help future investigations.
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June 2021