Widespread Iodine Deficiency, Pregnant Women Advised to Use Supplements

May 27, 2014 6:03 PM

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American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a statement recommending all the mothers to add supplements of iodine to the diet as it has been found that more than 33% of women are suffering from iodine deficiency.

Iodine plays an essential role in development for infants as newborn babies need iodine for producing thyroid hormones. People who consume a substantial amount of salt in their regular meals will not feel any iodine deficiency as iodized salt is the major source for getting iodine in today’s world. ...

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