Iodine deficiency in Turkey

  title={Iodine deficiency in Turkey},
  author={Nurşen Yordam and A. {\"O}z{\"o}n and Ayfer Alikaşifoğlu and Ahmet G{\"o}khan {\"O}zgen and N. Ceren and Y. Zafer and Enver Şimşek},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
Turkey is an iodine deficiency area. The overall goitre prevalence is thought to be 30%, and most epidemiological studies give figures compatible with mild to moderate iodine deficiency. However, it is suspected that there are regions where iodine deficiency might be more severe than previously known. In this study the goitre prevalence and iodine status in a mountain village in Central Anatolia were investigated and the results compared to those of an urban area with mild iodine deficiency… CONTINUE READING

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