Letters Subclinical hypothyroidism

Risk factor for heart disease for over 40 years

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5990 (Published 26 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5990
  1. Richard A Savage, general practitioner1,
  2. Samuel Savage, F1 respiratory medicine2,
  3. Helen Platts, ST2 GP specialist training scheme3,
  4. Amanda Platts, general practitioner4,
  5. Suzanne Savage, general practitioner5,
  6. Michael B Fowler, professor of cardiology6,
  7. Guy Fowler, research doctor7
  1. 1Stockwell Group Practice, London SW9 9TJ, UK
  2. 2Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton BN2 5BE, UK
  3. 3Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Poole BH15 2JB, UK
  4. 4Parkbury House Surgery, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3HD, UK
  5. 5Streatham Common Group Practice, London SW16 5LS, UK
  6. 6Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94308, USA
  7. 7Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire SL9 8JH, UK
  1. richardsavage1{at}gmail.com

Your Short Cuts article suggests that subclinical hypothyroidism as a risk factor for coronary heart disease has been rediscovered.1 Research based on careful observation of the natural history of coronary heart disease in families led Fowler to this conclusion …

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