Researchers studied 4,100 pregnant women and found that those who had a thyroid reading above the upper limit of 2.5 milli-international units per liter, but below 5, during the first trimester had a greater risk for miscarriage than those with the recommended reading of below 2.5 mIU/L. The finding "leads us to think that all pregnant women should be screened for thyroid function and any abnormalities treated," one of the researchers said.

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