Urinary iodine and thyroid function in a population of healthy pregnant women in the North of Spain.

@article{Aguayo2013UrinaryIA,
  title={Urinary iodine and thyroid function in a population of healthy pregnant women in the North of Spain.},
  author={An{\'i}bal Aguayo and Gema Grau and Amaia Vela and Angeles Aniel-Quiroga and Mercedes Espada and Pedro Martul and Luis Casta{\~n}o and I. de la Rica},
  journal={Journal of trace elements in medicine and biology : organ of the Society for Minerals and Trace Elements},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={302-6}
}
BACKGROUND Iodine is an essential trace element for the synthesis of thyroid hormones, which are keys in maternal metabolism during pregnancy as well as in neurological development during fetal and postnatal life. This was a prospective study on iodine status and thyroid function in women during pregnancy in the Basque country to assess whether there was any relationship among maternal urinary iodine, maternal thyroid function and thyrotropin (TSH) in newborns, and to explore any difference in… CONTINUE READING
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