Prenatal thyroid screening fails to boost child's IQ at age 3

02/8/2012 | U.S. News & World Report

Screening pregnant women for thyroid disorders failed to improve their children's cognitive function at age 3, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers reported an estimated 12% of children born to mothers who were treated with levothyroxine for underactive thyroid during pregnancy had IQ levels of less than 85 compared with about 14% in the control group.

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