Iodine supplementation for preventing iodine deficiency disorders in children.

@article{Angermayr2004IodineSF,
  title={Iodine supplementation for preventing iodine deficiency disorders in children.},
  author={Lucia Angermayr and Christine Clar},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2004},
  volume={2},
  pages={CD003819}
}
BACKGROUND Iodine deficiency is the main cause of potentially preventable mental retardation in childhood, as well as causing goitre and hypothyroidism in people of all ages. It is still prevalent in large parts of the world. OBJECTIVES To assess the effects of iodine supplementation overall, and of different forms and dosages of iodine supplementation separately, in the prevention of iodine deficiency disorders in children. SEARCH STRATEGY The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, EMBASE and… CONTINUE READING

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