Clinical and biological consequences of iodine deficiency during pregnancy.

@article{Glinoer2007ClinicalAB,
  title={Clinical and biological consequences of iodine deficiency during pregnancy.},
  author={Daniel Glinoer},
  journal={Endocrine development},
  year={2007},
  volume={10},
  pages={62-85}
}
The main change in thyroid function associated with the pregnant state is the requirement of an increased production of thyroid hormone that depends directly upon the adequate availability of dietary iodine and integrity of the glandular machinery. In healthy pregnant women, physiological adaptation takes place when the iodine intake is adequate, while this is replaced by pathological alterations when there is a deficient iodine intake. Pregnancy acts typically, therefore, as a revelator of… CONTINUE READING

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