Pregnant women now getting enough iodine: study

Pregnant women in Australia are now iodine replete thanks to mandatory iodine fortification of salt used in breadmaking and an increase in supplement use, a study shows

The biggest review of iodine status of pregnant women since mandatory fortification was introduced in 2009 reveals that almost all women meet recommendations for adequate iodine intake and levels in early pregnancy and at 28 weeks gestation.

The University of Adelaide study included 773 pregnant women who attended two of the city's hospitals. 

It found 86% were receiving the