Nutritional epidemiology and thyroid hormone metabolism.

  title={Nutritional epidemiology and thyroid hormone metabolism.},
  author={J. B. Vanderpas},
  journal={Annual review of nutrition},
Severe iodine deficiency was the main cause of endemic goiter and cretinism. Most of the previously iodine-deficient areas are now supplemented, mainly with iodized salt. The geographical distribution of severe endemic areas has been progressively reduced, and at present, approximately 200 million people living in remote places are still at risk of severe iodine deficiency. International public health programs should be focused first on reaching these populations, and second on auditing and… CONTINUE READING
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