In 2009, a comprehensive study started being conducted, in corporation with local scientists and Greek Medicare Centre «Hippocrates», concerning isolated regions of Caucasus. In a survey during 2009, Georgian pregnant women from the capital Tbilisi and from the Caucasus region of Zugdidi were found to have an adequate Iodine intake throughout pregnancy. Median Iodine in urine was 213μg/L during the first trimester of pregnancy and 203 μg/L and 201 μg/L during the second and third trimester respectively. TSH and FT4 were within normal limits during the whole period of pregnancy. Starting from 2010 Iodine supplementation was given to 1.000 pregnant women throughout gestation.
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