Thursday, September 03, 2009

Thought of the Day #235 - Medical Theory

It's been a while since I've come up with a medical theory. It's time,
So, here it is...
The thyroid controls metabolic rate which can affect pretty much every
basic function of the body. Hypothyroidism slows the metabolic rate in
those afflicted, resulting in a slower pulse, slower hair growth, lower
body temperature, etc.

I'm thinking that the growth of tumors could be slowed in those put into
a hypothyroid state. (Granted, the side effects of hypothyroidism could
negate the benefits of the slowed tumor.) Or maybe the tumor cold be
somehow exluded from the benefits of the thyroid hormone? Not sure how
that would work as my physiology knowlwdge is limited.

Completely worthless theory? Anyone?

Another thyroid theory...less thought out than the last (and the last
wasn't well mulled), but ya know...lemme just throw it out there. Not
sure at all about this, but I'm thinking that a mild hypothyroid induced
state could slow aging.
Maybe? Maybe not...but ya know, the search for the fountain of youth is