Iodine deficiency in pregnancy and the effects of maternal iodine supplementation on the offspring: a review.

@article{Zimmermann2009IodineDI,
  title={Iodine deficiency in pregnancy and the effects of maternal iodine supplementation on the offspring: a review.},
  author={Michael Zimmermann},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={89 2},
  pages={668S-72S}
}
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently increased their recommended iodine intake during pregnancy from 200 to 250 microg/d and suggested that a median urinary iodine (UI) concentration of 150-249 microg/L indicates adequate iodine intake in pregnant women. Thyrotropin concentrations in blood collected from newborns 3-4 d after birth may be a sensitive indicator of even mild iodine deficiency during late pregnancy; a <3% frequency of thyrotropin values >5 mU/L indicates iodine sufficiency… CONTINUE READING

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