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

Med J Aust 2010; 192 (8): 461-463.
  • Gisselle Gallego1
  • Stephen Goodall1
  • Creswell J Eastman2

  • 1 Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE), University of Technology, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: galgis.gal@gmail.com

Competing interests:

Gisselle Gallego and Stephen Goodall co-authored reports for Food Standards Australia and New Zealand and the Department of Health and Ageing on the cost-effectiveness of iodine fortification of bread in Australia and New Zealand; the views expressed were those of the authors. Stephen Goodall is an FSANZ fellow. Creswell Eastman is the vice-chairman of the International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD), which is supported by the Australian Government Overseas Aid Program and the Canadian International Development Agency. ICCIDD is patron of the Australian Thyroid Foundation, which receives support from Cerebos (manufacturer of Saxa salt) and Blackmores.

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