Low Thyroid and High Calcium

It is known that an increase in free intracellular calcium in adipocytes reduces their lypolytic response to catecholamines. In other words excess calcium has an effect of blunting the fat burning enzymes in fat cells, thus contributing to weight gain or an inability to lose weight. Parasympathetic dominant individuals who have hypothyroidism can often have a corresponding elevation of PTH, which increases calcium concentrations in fat cells. (McCarty, et.al. 2003)