Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is the most sensitive marker of thyroid function, making it the biomarker to measure to assess thyroid function
TSH regulates metabolic functions like lipogenesis and lipolysis, the creation and breakdown of fats for energy, and energy storage and expenditure.
The impact of TSH on metabolic regulation contributes to the role they play in many other processes, including:
- Body temperature regulation
- Bone growth
- Nervous system development
- Blood pressure regulation