Costs and benefits of iodine supplementation for pregnant women in a mildly to moderately iodine-deficient population: a modelling analysis.

@article{Monahan2015CostsAB,
  title={Costs and benefits of iodine supplementation for pregnant women in a mildly to moderately iodine-deficient population: a modelling analysis.},
  author={M Monahan and Kristien Boelaert and Kate B Jolly and Shiao Y. Chan and Pelham M. Barton and Tracy E Roberts},
  journal={The lancet. Diabetes & endocrinology},
  year={2015},
  volume={3 9},
  pages={715-22}
}
BACKGROUND Results from previous studies show that the cognitive ability of offspring might be irreversibly damaged as a result of their mother's mild iodine deficiency during pregnancy. A reduced intelligence quotient (IQ) score has broad economic and societal cost implications because intelligence affects wellbeing, income, and education outcomes. Although pregnancy and lactation lead to increased iodine needs, no UK recommendations for iodine supplementation have been issued to pregnant… CONTINUE READING
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