There is a wealth of advice published on the internet but often it is confusing and misleading and the BTF believes that hypothyroid patients have the right to know what this information is based on and how reliable it is.

This updated statement sets out the references to the research it is based on, and also a guide to the strength of the recommendations made and the quality of the evidence used.

The BTF has produced a set of Questions and Answers which accompany the statement.

BTA Statement on the Management of Primary Hypothyroidism 2015

BTF FAQ for the Management of Primary Hypothyroidism 2015