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Iodine deficiency during pregnancy associated with lower IQ

Today The Lancet published a paper looking at the relationship between iodine deficiency during pregnancy and children’s mental development. The study included 1000 mothers and their children and found that iodine deficiency in pregnancy may have an adverse effect on children’s mental development. The researchers measured the iodine concentration in urine samples taken in the [...]

Iodine deficiency during pregnancy may adversely affect children’s mental development

A study of around 1,000 UK mothers and their children, published in The Lancet, has revealed that iodine deficiency in pregnancy may have an adverse effect on children's mental development. The research raises concerns that the iodine status of pregnant women is a public health issue that needs to be addressed. via Iodine deficiency during [...]