Call for thyroid screens in all pregnancies

An endocrinologist is calling for universal thyroid screening and iodine supplementation in all pregnant women, despite obstetricians saying there is insufficient evidence to do either.

Research published last week in the Medical Journal of Australia found the average iodine intake of Australian women fell short of recomm­ended levels, despite 2009 laws mandating iodine fortification of non-organic bread.

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