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Levothyroxine treatment and cholesterol in hypothyroidism

Bianco, Antonio C. and Taylor, Peter ORCID: 2020. Levothyroxine treatment and cholesterol in hypothyroidism. Nature Reviews Endocrinology 16 , pp. 193-194. 10.1038/s41574-020-0323-2

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Thyroid status and serum cholesterol levels are intimately linked. Hypothyroidism causes hypercholesterolaemia, which is thought to be resolved after treatment with levothyroxine and normalization of thyroid-stimulating hormone. However, some studies indicate that hypercholesterolaemia persists despite treatment, requiring more frequent use of statins.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Systems Immunity Research Institute (SIURI)
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
ISSN: 1759-5029
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 13 February 2020
Date of Acceptance: 31 January 2020
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2023 03:50

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