Horm Metab Res 2005; 37(9): 559-562
DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-870427
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Hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid Axis in Moderate and Intense Exercise

G.  Brabant1 , S.  Schwieger2 , R.  Knoeller3 , U.  Tegtbur2
  • 1Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany
  • 2Department of Sportsmedicine, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany
  • 3Olympic Training Center, Hannover, Germany
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Publication History

Received 22 February 2005

Accepted after Revision 31 May 2005

Publication Date:
20 September 2005 (online)


Exercise exerts heterogeneous effects on TSH secretion. Whereas TSH is rapidly stimulated by physical exercise within minutes, and these effects are well supported by careful experiments, the results of studies concerning intermediate and long-term response of TSH release to exercise remain unclear, and the underlying mechanism for both is still open to speculation.


Georg Brabant

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology · Medizinische Hochschule Hannover

Carl-Neuberg-Straße 1 · 30623 Hannover · Germany ·

Email: brabant.georg@mh-hannover.de