Some subgroups of reproductive age women in the United States may be at risk for iodine deficiency.

@article{Perrine2010SomeSO,
  title={Some subgroups of reproductive age women in the United States may be at risk for iodine deficiency.},
  author={Cria G. Perrine and Kirsten Herrick and Mary K. Serdula and Kevin Sullivan},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2010},
  volume={140 8},
  pages={1489-94}
}
Consuming an adequate amount of iodine during pregnancy is critical for fetal neurologic development. Even a mild deficiency can impair cognitive ability. Important sources of iodine in the United States include dairy products and iodized salt. Although the U.S. population has traditionally been considered iodine sufficient, median urinary iodine concentrations (UIC) have decreased 50% since the 1970s. We analyzed 2001-2006 NHANES data from urine iodine spot tests for pregnant (n = 326… CONTINUE READING

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