No need to screen all mums-to-be for vit D

Endocrinologists have backed down on a push to screen all pregnant women for vitamin D deficiency, instead advising targeting only those with known risk factors.

The shift in the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society's stance brings greater unity to recommendations in Australia, following heated debate in recent years over whether the evidence justifies blanket screening in pregnancy.

The society had advocated universal screening in draft guidelines issued in 2011, directly conflicting with the position of the Royal