Iodine deficiency in pregnancy is prevalent in vulnerable groups in Denmark.

  title={Iodine deficiency in pregnancy is prevalent in vulnerable groups in Denmark.},
  author={Ditte Marie Kirkegaard-Klitbo and Kathrine Perslev and Stine Linding Andersen and Hans Perrild and N. L. Knudsen and Tom Weber and Lone Banke Rasmussen and Peter Laurberg},
  journal={Danish medical journal},
  volume={63 11}
INTRODUCTION Iodine is essential for the production of thyroid hormones. In pregnancy, physiological changes occur that can lead to iodine deficiency and impairment of fetal neurological development. We aimed to assess the iodine intake in pregnant women in Eastern Denmark, compare iodine levels in Eastern and Western Denmark and to identify potentially vulnerable groups. METHODS This was a cross-sectional cohort study of pregnant Danish women (n = 240). Questionnaires and urine samples were… CONTINUE READING

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