Review: Available evidence does not support a benefit for thyroid hormone replacement in adult with subclinical hypothyroidism

January 2008
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 148 Issue 1, p6
Academic Journal
The article presents a clinical study that evaluates the effect of thyroid hormone replacement on cardiovascular morality and morbidity, symptoms and quality of life in adults with subclinical hypothyroidism. A randomized controlled trials of thyroid hormone replacement were conducted on adult outpatients with subclinical hypothyroidism for one month and three months of follow up. It is concluded that the evidence does not support a benefit for thyroid hormone replacement therapy.


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