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Dr. Bijay Vaidya

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National Institute for Health Research

HQ Phone: +44 115 823 2600

National Institute for Health Research

National Biomedical Research Unit In Hearing Ropewalk House 113 The Ropewalk

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 5DU

United Kingdom

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About the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is funded by the Department of Health to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. The NIHR is the research arm of the NHS. Sin ... more

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Employment History

Consultant Endocrinologist
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust

Consultant Endocrinologist
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust

Affiliations

Consultant Endocrinologist and Honorary Associate Professor, Royal Devon
Peninsula Medical School at Royal Devon

Consultant Endocrinologist and Honorary Associate Professor, Royal Devon
University of Exeter

Consultant Endocrinologist and Honorary Associate Professor, Royal Devon
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Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer In Endocrinology
Peninsula Medical School , Plymouth

Education

Ph.D.

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"We studied the influence of cigarette smoking on thyroid function of two groups of women at different stages of pregnancy - one in the first trimester and the other in the third trimester," said Dr. Bijay Vaidya, Ph.D., of Peninsula Medical School at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in the United Kingdom, and coauthor of the study. "In both groups we found that smoking during pregnancy is associated with changes in the mothers' thyroid hormone levels."

Optimal maternal thyroid function during pregnancy is vital for a successful pregnancy outcome, said Dr. Vaidya. The adverse outcomes associated with thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy include increased risk of miscarriage, premature birth, low birth weight and impaired neuropsychological development of the baby.
Dr. Vaidya and his colleagues also measured thyroid hormone levels in the umbilical cord of babies born to smoking mothers and found that smoking-related changes in thyroid function extend to the fetus. Dr. Vaidya believes that impaired thyroid function in the fetus could have potentially harmful biological consequences.
The study also found that in mothers who stopped smoking during pregnancy their thyroid hormone levels were comparable to levels found in non-smokers, which suggests that changes in thyroid function are rapidly reversible.
There is currently no definitive explanation for how smoking affects thyroid function, but Dr. Vaidya suggests that smoking may influence thyroid hormone levels by affecting the enzyme which converts the active form of thyroid hormone to an inactive form.

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