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Guideline recommends against thyroid hormones for subclinical hypothyroidism

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Many adults with subclinical hypothyroidism, defined as elevated thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels and normal thyroxine (T4) levels, may not need thyroid hormone supplementation with drugs such as levothyroxine, according to a new clinical practice guideline published by an international panel in the British Medical Journal.