• Plasma bile acids are associated with energy expenditure and thyroid function in humans.

      Ockenga, J; Valentini, L; Schuetz, T; Wohlgemuth, F; Glaeser, S; Omar, A; Kasim, E; duPlessis, D; Featherstone, K; Davis, J R; et al. (2012-02)
      Animal studies implicate a role of bile acids (BA) in thyroid-regulated energy expenditure (EE) via activation of the TGR-5/adenylate cyclase/deiodinase type 2 pathway. Here we investigated these possible associations in humans.