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Considering that this condition is associated with reduced body stores of carnitine and that l-carnitine is a peripheral antagonist of thyroid hormone action in some tissues according to in vivo studies, carnitine treatment has been investigated in hyperthyroidism.

One 6-month, randomised, double-blind placebo-controlled trial involving 50 women with induced suppression of thyroid-stimulating hormone showed that doses © 2007 Elsevier Australia

of 2 g or 4 g/day oral l-carnltlne both reversed and prevented symptoms of the disease and had a beneficial effect on bone mineralisation (Benvenega et al 2001).

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