I've been reading a lot about the connection between hypothyroidism in weight gain and obesity. It's long been believed that hypothyroidism causes/contributes to obesity because of the metabolic effects of same, but there seems to be more research being done that questions that theory and now some researchers are expressing uncertainty as to whether hypothyroidism is causing weight gain or whether weight gain causes hypothyroidism (subclinical, idiopathic variety, I think. Obviously not autoimmune hypothyroidism!). The only thing that seems certain is that thyroid serum figures generally improve with weight loss, and, in children at any rate, it can actually 'cure' the condition, as in make them euthyroid (is that the right term?)
I was very curious to know if anyone had done a weight loss diet, or lost it for any other reason, and found their thyroid figures, or the condition/symptoms themselves improving.
Anyone had any experience, or have any thoughts/ interesting research on the obesity/thyroid connection?