Dr William Barnes of Fremantle Australia makes the case for Iodine supplementation in disease prevention. More
Dr William Barnes of Fremantle Australia makes the case for Iodine supplementation in disease prevention.
In a recent article in the Age July 2010, Prof Makrides Professor of Nutrition at Adelaide University is quoted as saying “there is little scientific evidence to support taking iron or iodine supplements during or ahead of pregnancy, while both were promoted as beneficial to mums-to-be.”
She goes on to say “we don’t have the information “with regard to the case for iodine supplementation in pregnancy.
This statement surprises me; in fact my reading of current literature is that there is a very strong case in Australia and New Zealand for the supplementation of Iodine in a number of Scenarios including pregnancy.