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New official iodine advice for pregnancy
Date: 2010-03-05
Author: Danny Rose
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AUSTRALIAN women intending to fall pregnant should be taking an iodine supplement, health authorities now say in a "huge" change to the official advice

Women planning to start a family are now advised to take a daily supplement of the mineral, to address a growing community-wide iodine deficiency which has serious ramifications.

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) issued its updated advice, and it drew strong support from world-renowned endocrinologist and expert in the field, Professor Creswell Eastman.

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