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Reinforcing the iodine message for pregnant women in Australia

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Abstract


  • TO THE EDITOR: The recently

    released clinical practice guidelines

    on antenatal care,1 which have been

    endorsed by the National Health and Medical Research Council,

    recommend nutritional

    supplementation with 500 g/day

    of folic acid, from 12 weeks before

    conception and for the first trimester,

    and 150 g/day of iodine throughout

    pregnancy. This recommendation

    recognises that, despite the

    introduction in 2009 of mandatory

    fortification of bread with both iodine

    and folic acid, fortification does not

    meet the increased needs of pregnant

    and lactating women.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Charlton, K. E. & Eastman, C. J. (2013). Reinforcing the iodine message for pregnant women in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 199 (10), 660-660.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84887749782

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2315&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1297

Number Of Pages


  • 0

Start Page


  • 660

End Page


  • 660

Volume


  • 199

Issue


  • 10

Abstract


  • TO THE EDITOR: The recently

    released clinical practice guidelines

    on antenatal care,1 which have been

    endorsed by the National Health and Medical Research Council,

    recommend nutritional

    supplementation with 500 g/day

    of folic acid, from 12 weeks before

    conception and for the first trimester,

    and 150 g/day of iodine throughout

    pregnancy. This recommendation

    recognises that, despite the

    introduction in 2009 of mandatory

    fortification of bread with both iodine

    and folic acid, fortification does not

    meet the increased needs of pregnant

    and lactating women.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Charlton, K. E. & Eastman, C. J. (2013). Reinforcing the iodine message for pregnant women in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 199 (10), 660-660.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84887749782

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2315&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1297

Number Of Pages


  • 0

Start Page


  • 660

End Page


  • 660

Volume


  • 199

Issue


  • 10