Update on iodine status worldwide

@article{Zimmermann2012UpdateOI,
  title={Update on iodine status worldwide},
  author={Michael B. Zimmermann and Maria Andersson},
  journal={Current Opinion in Endocrinology \& Diabetes and Obesity},
  year={2012},
  volume={19},
  pages={382–387}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Salt iodization has been introduced in many countries to control iodine deficiency. [] Key MethodRECENT FINDINGS The most recent national data on HHIS were obtained from UNICEF. The most recent data on UICs, primarily national data in school-age children, were obtained from a systematic literature search, the International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders and the WHO Micronutrients Database.

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