Iodine-defi ciency disorders

  title={Iodine-defi ciency disorders},
  author={Michael Zimmermann and Pieter Jooste},
2 billion individuals worldwide have insuffi cient iodine intake, with those in south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa particularly aff ected. Iodine defi ciency has many adverse eff ects on growth and development. These eff ects are due to inadequate production of thyroid hormone and are termed iodine-defi ciency disorders. Iodine defi ciency is the most common cause of preventable mental impairment worldwide. Assessment methods include urinary iodine concentration, goitre, newborn thyroid… CONTINUE READING
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