Iodine deficiency in Australia: is iodine supplementation for pregnant and lactating women warranted? Comment.

Recent research has confirmed that Australian children and pregnant women are mildly iodine deficient. A considerable proportion of the pregnant population is moderately to severely iodine deficient. Even subclinical hypothyroidism in the mother, occurring as a consequence of iodine deficiency, can cause irreversible brain damage in the fetus, making it… CONTINUE READING