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

Warwick P Anderson
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (5): 309-311.
Published online: 6 September 2010

To the Editor: I refer to the article by Gallego and colleagues in the 19 April 2010 issue of the Journal,1 which stated that (as at the time of writing, in July 2009) Australia had no formal policies for iodine supplementation in pregnant and lactating women. In January 2010, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) released a public statement, Iodine supplementation for pregnant and breastfeeding women.2

  • Warwick P Anderson

  • National Health and Medical Research Council, Canberra, ACT.

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